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We report that disordered media made of randomly distributed nanoparticles can be used to overcome the diffraction limit of a conventional imaging system. By developing a method to extract the original image information from the multiple scattering induced by the turbid media, we dramatically increase a numerical aperture of the imaging system. As a result, the resolution is enhanced by more than 5 times over the diffraction limit, and the field of view is extended over the physical area of the camera. Our technique lays the foundation to use a turbid medium as a far-field superlens.


Suggested Citation:
Choi, Y. et al. Overcoming the Diffraction Limit Using Multiple Light Scattering in a Highly Disordered Medium. Physical Review Letters 107, 023902.

© 2011 American Physical Society



Date Posted: 14 July 2011

This document has been peer reviewed.