The microlaser microscope can use its own source lasers as detectors to provide a matched array of confocal apertures. Detection of the laser light by a single avalanche photodiode makes the electronics simple. We have implemented this in a 64 × 312 pixel format as our first demonstration of the device.
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Robert H. Webb and Fran J. Rogomentich, "Microlaser microscope using self-detection for confocality," Opt. Lett. 20, 533-535 (1995)