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  • 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)

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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

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

Original Manuscript: July 21, 1998
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 1998
Published: February 10, 1999

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)

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