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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 31, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 1992
  • pp: 705–706

Single-mode fibers used as confocal microscope pinholes

Tim Dabbs and Monty Glass  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 705-706 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.000705


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Abstract

Conventional clear-aperture pinholes in confocal microscopes can be replaced by single-mode optical fibers, thereby reducing alignment and dust accumulation problems and providing greater flexibility for optical and electronic hardware placement.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 15, 1991
Published: February 20, 1992

Citation
Tim Dabbs and Monty Glass, "Single-mode fibers used as confocal microscope pinholes," Appl. Opt. 31, 705-706 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-6-705


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References

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