OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.002096


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (232 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

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).

© 2004 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

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

Citation
Kebin Shi, Peng Li, Shizhuo Yin, and Zhiwen Liu, "Chromatic confocal microscopy using supercontinuum light," Opt. Express 12, 2096-2101 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-10-2096


Sort:  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. M. Minsky, �??microscopy apparatus,�?? U.S. Patent 3 013467 (19 Dec. 1962).
  2. T. Wilson, Confocal Microscopy (Academic Press, London, 1990).
  3. T. R. Corle and G.S. Kino, Confocal Scanning Optical Microscopy and Related Imaging Systems (Academic Press, London, 1996).
  4. M. Petran and M.Hadravsky, �??Tandem-scanning reflection-light microscope,�?? J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58, 661-664 (1968). [CrossRef]
  5. S. Yin, G. Lu, J. Zhang, F.T.S Yu, and J. N. Mait, �??kinoform-based Nipkow disk for a confocal microscope,�?? Appl. Opt. 34, 5695-5698 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. G. Molesini, G. Pedrini, P. Poggi and F. Quercioli, �??Focus-wavelength encoded optical profilimeter,�?? Opt. Commun. 49, 229-233 (1984). [CrossRef]
  7. M. A. Browne, O. Akinyemi, and A. Boyde, �??Confocal surface profiling utilizing chromatic aberration,�?? Scanning 14, 145-153 (1992). [CrossRef]
  8. H. J. Tiziani and H.M. Uhde, �??3-Dimensional image sensing by chromatic confocal microscopy,�?? Appl. Opt. 33, 1838-1843, (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. M. Maly and A. boyde, �??Real-time stereoscopic confocal reflection microscopy using objective lenses with linear longitudinal chromatic dispersion,�?? Scanning 16, 187-192 (1994).
  10. S. L. Dobson, P. Sun, and Y. Fainman, �??Diffractive lenses for chromatic confocal imaging,�?? Appl. Opt. 34, 4744-4748 (1997). [CrossRef]
  11. P. C. Lin, P. Sun, L. Zhu and Y. Fainman, �??Single-shot depth-section imaging through chromatic slit-scan confocal microscopy,�?? Appl. Opt. 37, 6764-6770 (1998). [CrossRef]
  12. S. Cha, P. C. Lin, L. Zhu, P. Sun and Y. Fainman, �??Nontranslational three-dimensional profilometry by chromatic confocal microscopy with dynamically configurable micromirror scanning,�?? Appl. Opt. 39, 2605-2613 (2000). [CrossRef]
  13. J.C. Knight, T.A. Birks, P.S Russell and D.M. Atkin, �??All-silica single-mode optical fiber with photonic crystal cladding,�?? Opt. Lett. 21, 1547-1549 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. J.K Ranka, R.S. Windeler and A.J. Stentz, �??Visible continuum generation in air-silica microstructure optical fibers with anomalous dispersion at 800 nm,�?? Opt. Lett. 25, 25-27 (2000). [CrossRef]
  15. See, for example, M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Cambridge University Press, Seventh edition, 1999), Chap. 4 or E. Hecht, Optics (Addison Wesley, Fourth Edition, 2002), Chap. 5.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited