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Nanoscale Photonic Imaging

  • Provides an ideal introduction to, and survey of the exciting field of nanoscale imaging with photons

  • Open access book suited to graduate students and researchers

  • Presents a record of the immense progress achieved by a multidisciplinary team of leading researchers

  • Demonstrates the vast range of applications of forefront photonic imaging techniques

Part of the book series: Topics in Applied Physics (TAP, volume 134)

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Fundamentals and Tutorials

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. STED Nanoscopy

      • Alexander Egner, Claudia Geisler, René Siegmund
      Pages 3-34Open Access
    3. Coherent X-ray Imaging

      • Tim Salditt, Anna-Lena Robisch
      Pages 35-70Open Access
    4. X-ray Focusing and Optics

      • Tim Salditt, Markus Osterhoff
      Pages 71-124Open Access
    5. Statistical Foundations of Nanoscale Photonic Imaging

      • Axel Munk, Thomas Staudt, Frank Werner
      Pages 125-143Open Access
    6. Inverse Problems

      • Thorsten Hohage, Benjamin Sprung, Frederic Weidling
      Pages 145-164Open Access
    7. Proximal Methods for Image Processing

      • D. Russell Luke
      Pages 165-202Open Access
  3. Progress and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 203-203
    2. Quantifying Molecule Numbers in STED/RESOLFT Fluorescence Nanoscopy

      • Jan Keller-Findeisen, Steffen J. Sahl, Stefan W. Hell
      Pages 205-226Open Access
    3. Metal-Induced Energy Transfer Imaging

      • Alexey I. Chizhik, Jörg Enderlein
      Pages 227-239Open Access
    4. Reversibly Switchable Fluorescent Proteins for RESOLFT Nanoscopy

      • Nickels A. Jensen, Isabelle Jansen, Maria Kamper, Stefan Jakobs
      Pages 241-261Open Access
    5. A Statistical and Biophysical Toolbox to Elucidate Structure and Formation of Stress Fibers

      • Benjamin Eltzner, Lara Hauke, Stephan Huckemann, Florian Rehfeldt, Carina Wollnik
      Pages 263-282Open Access
    6. Photonic Imaging with Statistical Guarantees: From Multiscale Testing to Multiscale Estimation

      • Axel Munk, Katharina Proksch, Housen Li, Frank Werner
      Pages 283-312Open Access
    7. Efficient, Quantitative Numerical Methods for Statistical Image Deconvolution and Denoising

      • D. Russell Luke, C. Charitha, Ron Shefi, Yura Malitsky
      Pages 313-338Open Access
    8. Holographic Imaging and Tomography of Biological Cells and Tissues

      • Tim Salditt, Mareike Töpperwien
      Pages 339-376Open Access
    9. Scanning Small-Angle X-ray Scattering and Coherent X-ray Imaging of Cells

      • Tim Salditt, Sarah Köster
      Pages 405-433Open Access
    10. Single Particle Imaging with FEL Using Photon Correlations

      • Benjamin von Ardenne, Helmut Grubmüller
      Pages 435-455Open Access
    11. Development of Ultrafast X-ray Free Electron Laser Tools in (Bio)Chemical Research

      • Simone Techert, Sreevidya Thekku Veedu, Sadia Bari
      Pages 457-499Open Access

About this book

This open access book, edited and authored by a team of world-leading researchers, provides a broad overview of advanced photonic methods for nanoscale visualization, as well as describing a range of fascinating in-depth studies. Introductory chapters cover the most relevant physics and basic methods that young researchers need to master in order to work effectively in the field of nanoscale photonic imaging, from physical first principles, to instrumentation, to mathematical foundations of imaging and data analysis.  Subsequent chapters demonstrate how these cutting edge methods are applied to a variety of systems, including complex fluids and biomolecular systems, for visualizing their structure and dynamics, in space and on timescales extending over many orders of magnitude down to the femtosecond range.

Progress in nanoscale photonic imaging in Göttingen has been the sum total of more than a decade of work by a wide range of scientists and mathematicians across disciplines, working together in a vibrant collaboration of a kind rarely matched. This volume presents the highlights of their research achievements and serves as a record of the unique and remarkable constellation of contributors, as well as looking ahead at the future prospects in this field. It will serve not only as a useful reference for experienced researchers but also as a valuable point of entry for newcomers.


  • X-ray optics
  • X-ray imaging
  • Mathematical imaging
  • Sub-diffraction optical microscopy
  • Multidimensional microscopy
  • High resolution spectroscopy
  • Lensless imaging
  • Time dependent x-ray scattering
  • Inverse optical problems
  • Nano biophotonics
  • DFG funded OA book
  • Nanoscale optical imaging
  • Nanoscale biological imaging
  • Open Access
  • Biological Microscopy

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institut für Röntgenphysik, Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

    Tim Salditt

  • Laser Laboratorium, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

    Alexander Egner

  • Institut für Numerische und Angewandte Mathematik, Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

    D. Russell Luke

About the editors

Tim Salditt received a Ph.D. and Habilitation in Physics at the University of Munich (LMU). He was the chair of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Collaborative Research Center for Nanoscale Photonic Imaging at the University of Göttingen and is a member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences. He is currently Professor for Experimental Physics at the University of Göttingen.


Alexander Egner received a Dr. rer. Nat. in Physics at the University of Heidelberg. He was with the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen where he became the head of the Central Light Microscopy Facility. He is currently Director of the Laser-Laboratory-Göttingen.


Russell Luke received a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington. He has been a Research Fellow at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences in Vancouver as well as Associate Professor at the University of Delware. He is currently Professor of Continuous Optimization at the University of Göttingen.  

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