Interference based localization of single emitters

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The ability to localize precisely a single optical emitter is important for particle tracking applications and super resolution microscopy. It is known that for a traditional microscope the ability to localize such an emitter is limited by the photon count. Here we analyze the ability to improve such localization by imposing interference fringes. We show here that a simple grating interferometer can introduce such improvement in certain circumstances and analyze what is required to increase the localization precision further. (C) 2017 Optical Society of America
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