Confocal microscopes built with single hollow-core fibers were experimentally analyzed. Reduction of Fresnel reflection at the fiber tips and mirror-with-a-hole beamsplitter reduced background level and eliminated wavelength-dependent optical components.
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D. Kim, J. U. Kang, R. W. Waynant, and I. K. Ilev, "Simple Confocal Microscopy Based on Single Hollow-Core Photonic Bandgap Fiber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMR1.
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