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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2009
  • pp: 810–817

Three-dimensional coherent transfer function for a confocal microscope with two D-shaped pupils

Ke Si, Wei Gong, and Colin J. R. Sheppard  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 5, pp. 810-817 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.000810


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Abstract

The three-dimensional coherent transfer function for D-shaped pupils in reflection-mode confocal scanning microscopy is analytically derived under the paraxial approximation. Three-dimensional numerical plots are presented, showing the dependence of the transfer functions on the width of a central divider. The applications in fiber-optical confocal scanning microscopy are also discussed.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(170.1530) Medical optics and biotechnology : Cell analysis
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: August 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2008
Published: February 2, 2009

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Ke Si, Wei Gong, and Colin J. R. Sheppard, "Three-dimensional coherent transfer function for a confocal microscope with two D-shaped pupils," Appl. Opt. 48, 810-817 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-5-810


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