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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 1999
  • pp: 869–873

Resolution Enhancement in a Reflection-Type Confocal Microscope with a Phase-Conjugate Mirror

Kristina Uhlendorf, Gunther Notni, and Richard Kowarschik  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 869-873 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.000869


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Abstract

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.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(350.5730) Other areas of optics : Resolution

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-5-869


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