Video Description

The diffraction of light conventionally limits the spatial resolution of an optical microscope. Research at STROBE reaches into the deep sub-wavelength regime using light scattering of nano-objects ranging from molecules to tiny metal tips. Covering the wavelength range from the visible into the far-infrared, these ultra-microscopes can probe from chemical composition to quantum states of all classes of materials. This tutorial gives an introduction into the basic imaging principles and develops perspective for its future development.