Professor Scott Howard, Electrical Engineering
"Beating the Diffraction Limit with Conventional Optical Microscopes"
Super-resolution optical imaging, i.e., using imaging techniques that overcome the diffraction limit of microscopes, have enabled optical microscopy techniques to resolve features on the order of nanometers. However, these techniques tend to require specially prepared samples or expensive equipment. This talk will introduce a technique developed as part of a collaboration between electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and biological sciences at Notre Dame that can achieve super-resolution using conventional microscope equipment available in the NDIIF.