Departmental Papers (BE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

December 2006


We present the theoretical foundation for near-field scanning optical tomography, a method for three-dimensional optical imaging with subwavelength resolution. An analysis of the forward problem for both scalar and vector optical fields is described. This is followed by the construction of the pseudoinverse solution to the linearized inverse scattering problem. The results are illustrated by numerical simulations.


Copyright YEAR IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Volume 12, Issue 6, December 2006, pages 1072-1082.

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Imaging, inverse problems, inverse scattering, microscopy, near-field optics, scanning probe microscopy, tomography



Date Posted: 14 March 2007

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