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Subdiffraction-limited quantum imaging within a living cell

Taylor, Michael A; Janousek, Jiri; Daria, Vincent; Knittel, Joachim; Hage, Boris; Bachor, Hans; Bowen, Warwick


We report both subdiffraction-limited quantum metrology and quantum-enhanced spatial resolution for the first time in a biological context. Nanoparticles are tracked with quantum-correlated light as they diffuse through an extended region of a living cell in a quantum-enhanced photonic-force microscope. This allows spatial structure within the cell to be mapped at length scales down to 10 nm. Control experiments in water show a 14% resolution enhancement compared to experiments with coherent...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review X
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.4.011017
Access Rights: Open Access


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