Scanning confocal microscopy is well established and applied frequently in biomedical science and more recently in engineering disciplines. For technical applications a confocal principle based on microlens arrays was developed. The principle permits a high depth resolution on a large field. A theoretical analysis of this principle together with some experimental results are presented.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 15, 1995
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 1995
Published: January 1, 1996
H. J. Tiziani, R. Achi, R. N. Krämer, and L. Wiegers, "Theoretical analysis of confocal microscopy with microlenses," Appl. Opt. 35, 120-125 (1996)