Far-field imaging. (a) Light scattered off an object loses sharper spatial features in the far-field due to the diffraction limit. (b) Larger wavevectors carry the subwavelength spatial features of the object (kx > k0). These large wavevectors decay exponentially (evanescent waves) in vacuum due to the limited spatial bandwidth and, as a result, finer features of the image are lost. The loss of information in both fourier space and real space are shown.