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Several approaches are capable of beating the classical 'diffraction limit'. In the optical domain, not only are superlenses a promising choice: concepts such as super-oscillations could provide feasible alternatives.

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I thank Nader Engheta, Fumin Huang, Mark Dennis, Kishan Dholakia and Javier Garcia de Abajo for discussions.

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  1. Nikolay I. Zheludev is at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK.  n.i.zheludev@soton.ac.uk

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