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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 10 — May. 17, 2004
  • pp: 2096–2101

Chromatic confocal microscopy using supercontinuum light

Kebin Shi, Peng Li, Shizhuo Yin, and Zhiwen Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 10, pp. 2096-2101 (2004)

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We report on a novel chromatic confocal microscope system using supercontinuum white light generated from a photonic crystal fiber. The chromatic aberration of a pair of singlet lenses is employed to focus the different spectral components of the supercontinuum at different depth levels. An effective depth scanning range of 7 μm is demonstrated. The corresponding depth resolution is measured to be less than 1 μm (FWHM).

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy

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Original Manuscript: February 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2004
Published: May 17, 2004

Kebin Shi, Peng Li, Shizhuo Yin, and Zhiwen Liu, "Chromatic confocal microscopy using supercontinuum light," Opt. Express 12, 2096-2101 (2004)

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