Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Fundamentals and Tutorials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alexander Egner, Claudia Geisler, René Siegmund
      Pages 3-34 Open Access
    3. Tim Salditt, Anna-Lena Robisch
      Pages 35-70 Open Access
    4. Tim Salditt, Markus Osterhoff
      Pages 71-124 Open Access
    5. Axel Munk, Thomas Staudt, Frank Werner
      Pages 125-143 Open Access
    6. Thorsten Hohage, Benjamin Sprung, Frederic Weidling
      Pages 145-164 Open Access
    7. D. Russell Luke
      Pages 165-202 Open Access
  3. Progress and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Jan Keller-Findeisen, Steffen J. Sahl, Stefan W. Hell
      Pages 205-226 Open Access
    3. Alexey I. Chizhik, Jörg Enderlein
      Pages 227-239 Open Access
    4. Nickels A. Jensen, Isabelle Jansen, Maria Kamper, Stefan Jakobs
      Pages 241-261 Open Access
    5. Benjamin Eltzner, Lara Hauke, Stephan Huckemann, Florian Rehfeldt, Carina Wollnik
      Pages 263-282 Open Access
    6. Axel Munk, Katharina Proksch, Housen Li, Frank Werner
      Pages 283-312 Open Access
    7. D. Russell Luke, C. Charitha, Ron Shefi, Yura Malitsky
      Pages 313-338 Open Access
    8. Tim Salditt, Mareike Töpperwien
      Pages 339-376 Open Access
    9. Tim Salditt, Sarah Köster
      Pages 405-433 Open Access
    10. Benjamin von Ardenne, Helmut Grubmüller
      Pages 435-455 Open Access
    11. Simone Techert, Sreevidya Thekku Veedu, Sadia Bari
      Pages 457-499 Open 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

Editors and affiliations

  • Tim Salditt
    • 1
  • Alexander Egner
    • 2
  • D. Russell Luke
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für RöntgenphysikUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Laser LaboratoriumUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Numerische und Angewandte MathematikUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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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