We find a simple analytic expression for the inverse of an operator related to the problem of data reduction in confocal scanning microscopy. Potential applications of this result to the practical scanning-microscope problem are outlined.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 22, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 1987
Published: September 1, 1987
B. Bertero, C. De Mol, and E. R. Pike, "Analytic inversion formula for confocal scanning microscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4, 1748-1750 (1987)