We demonstrate super-resolution imaging with background fluorescence rejection by interferometric temporal focusing microscopy, in which temporal focusing is combined with structured illumination. The lateral resolution and the optical sectioning capability are simultaneously improved by factors of 1.6 and 1.4, respectively, compared to conventional temporal focusing microscopy. Fluorescent beads (200 nm diameter) that are difficult to distinguish from the background fluorescence in conventional temporal focusing microscopy, are clearly visualized by interferometric temporal focusing microscopy.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics