Theoretical and experimental results for a new reflection-type confocal microscope with a phase-conjugate mirror (PCM) are presented. The microscope achieves better lateral and axial resolution than the conventional confocal microscope. The observation volume is reduced considerably (approximately 63%). Owing to the properties of the PCM, the system is self-aligning.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
Kristina Uhlendorf, Gunther Notni, and Richard Kowarschik, "Resolution Enhancement in a Reflection-Type Confocal Microscope with a Phase-Conjugate Mirror," Appl. Opt. 38, 869-873 (1999)