An all-fiber-optic confocal interference microscope using a broadband near-infrared light source is demonstrated. Detection of interference fringes increases sensitivity and usage of a broadband source reduces undesirable interference between optical components.
© 2007 OSA
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1790) Medical optics and biotechnology : Confocal microscopy
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy
D. Kim, R. W. Waynant, I. K. Ilev, and J. U. Kang, "An All-Fiber-Optic Confocal Interference Microscope Using Low-Coherence Near-Infrared Light Source," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JTuA51.
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