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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1993
  • pp: 1535–1543

Image formation in two-mode fiber-based confocal microscopes

T. Wilson  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 10, Issue 7, pp. 1535-1543 (1993)

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A description is given of a confocal scanning microscope in which a two-mode optical fiber is used both to launch the light into the microscope and to detect the image signal. There is a discussion of the variety of imaging modes that result from variation of the combination of fiber modes used to launch and to detect the signal. The form of the three-dimensional transfer function is considered in all the cases, and the effect of the finite size of the fiber core is included.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 25, 1992
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 1993
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 1993
Published: July 1, 1993

T. Wilson, "Image formation in two-mode fiber-based confocal microscopes," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10, 1535-1543 (1993)

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