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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 1998
  • pp: 865–870

Investigation of a double-pass confocal scanning microscope with a self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror

Kristina Uhlendorf, Axel Krause, and Gunther Notni  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp. 865-870 (1998)

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Investigations of a double-pass scanning microscope with a self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror are presented. The microscope achieves lateral- and axial-resolution enhancements compared with the conventional confocal transmission microscope and has the advantages of self-alignment and aberration compensation owing to the properties of a phase-conjugate mirror. Using a self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror makes it possible to achieve a high scan rate, which is essential to observing objects by a confocal microscope.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

Original Manuscript: April 23, 1997
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 1997
Published: February 10, 1998

Kristina Uhlendorf, Axel Krause, and Gunther Notni, "Investigation of a double-pass confocal scanning microscope with a self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror," Appl. Opt. 37, 865-870 (1998)

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