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Commentary: Focusing light: still full of surprises

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Maximilian Kreiter

Max-Planck Institut fu¨r Polymerforschung, Ackermannweg 10, Mainz, 55128 Germany

J. Nanophoton. 3(1), 030303 (April 1, 2009). doi:10.1117/1.3122963
History: Received March 27, 2009; Accepted March 27, 2009; April 1, 2009; Online April 01, 2009
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M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 7th ed., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK(2006).
B. Sick, B. Hecht, and L. Novotny, "Orientational imaging of single molecules by annular illumination," Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4482-4485 (2000)
R. A. L. Vallee, M. Van der Auweraer, W. Paul, and K. Binder, "What can be learned from the rotational motion of single molecules in a polymer melt near the glass transition?" Europhys. Lett. 79, 46001 (2007)
R. Dorn, S. Quabis, and G. Leuchs, "Sharper focus for a radially polarized light beam," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233901 (2003)
V. Westphal and S. W. Hell, "Nanoscale resolution in the focal plane of an optical microscope," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 143903 (2005)
C. Eggeling, C. Ringemann, R. Medda, G. Schwarzmann, K. Sandhoff, S. Polyakova, V. N. Belov, B. Hein, C. von Middendorff, A. Schonle, and S. W. Hell, "Direct observation of the nanoscale dynamics of membrane lipids in a living cell," Nature 457, 1159-1162 (2009)
F. D. Stefani, K. Vasilev, N. Bocchio, N. Stoyanova, and M. Kreiter, "Surface-plasmon-mediated single-molecule fluorescence through a thin metallic film," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 023005 (2005)
A. Bouhelier, F. Ignatovich, A. Bruyant, C. Huang, G. Colas des Francs, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, G. P. Wiederrecht, and L. Novotny, "Surface plasmon interference excited by tightly focused laser beams," Opt. Lett. 32, 2535-2537 (2007)
M. Schmelzeisen, M. J. Austermann, and M. Kreiter, "Plasmon mediated confocal dark-field microscopy," Opt. Exp. 16, 17826-17841 (2008)
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Maximilian Kreiter
"Commentary: Focusing light: still full of surprises", J. Nanophoton. 3(1), 030303 (April 1, 2009). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3122963


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M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 7th ed., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK(2006).
B. Sick, B. Hecht, and L. Novotny, "Orientational imaging of single molecules by annular illumination," Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4482-4485 (2000)
R. A. L. Vallee, M. Van der Auweraer, W. Paul, and K. Binder, "What can be learned from the rotational motion of single molecules in a polymer melt near the glass transition?" Europhys. Lett. 79, 46001 (2007)
R. Dorn, S. Quabis, and G. Leuchs, "Sharper focus for a radially polarized light beam," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233901 (2003)
V. Westphal and S. W. Hell, "Nanoscale resolution in the focal plane of an optical microscope," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 143903 (2005)
C. Eggeling, C. Ringemann, R. Medda, G. Schwarzmann, K. Sandhoff, S. Polyakova, V. N. Belov, B. Hein, C. von Middendorff, A. Schonle, and S. W. Hell, "Direct observation of the nanoscale dynamics of membrane lipids in a living cell," Nature 457, 1159-1162 (2009)
F. D. Stefani, K. Vasilev, N. Bocchio, N. Stoyanova, and M. Kreiter, "Surface-plasmon-mediated single-molecule fluorescence through a thin metallic film," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 023005 (2005)
A. Bouhelier, F. Ignatovich, A. Bruyant, C. Huang, G. Colas des Francs, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, G. P. Wiederrecht, and L. Novotny, "Surface plasmon interference excited by tightly focused laser beams," Opt. Lett. 32, 2535-2537 (2007)
M. Schmelzeisen, M. J. Austermann, and M. Kreiter, "Plasmon mediated confocal dark-field microscopy," Opt. Exp. 16, 17826-17841 (2008)

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