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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2000
  • pp: 6277–6278

High-numerical-aperture optical microscopy and modern applications: introduction to the feature issue

Peter Török and Min Gu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 34, pp. 6277-6278 (2000)

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This feature issue comprises a collection of papers from groups in the forefront of the research of high-numerical-aperture optical systems and their applications. We have assembled 13 papers from a wide subject area within optical microscopy. Contributions include surface-plasmon microscopy, interference microscopy, optical coherence tomography, polarized-light microscopy, and the optical theories of these techniques.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(220.5450) Optical design and fabrication : Polishing

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2000
Published: December 1, 2000

Peter Török and Min Gu, "High-numerical-aperture optical microscopy and modern applications: introduction to the feature issue," Appl. Opt. 39, 6277-6278 (2000)

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