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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1800–1802

Imaging of spheres with the confocal scanning optical microscope

Wieland Weise, Pavel Zinin, Tony Wilson, Andrew Briggs, and Siegfried Boseck  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 1800-1802 (1996)

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The scalar theory of image formation for a strongly spherical object in reflection confocal optical microscopy is considered. The image contrast is derived from the far-field scattering amplitude. Experimentally obtained images of the sphere are seen to be in good agreement with the theoretical prediction.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 3, 1996
Published: November 15, 1996

Wieland Weise, Pavel Zinin, Tony Wilson, Andrew Briggs, and Siegfried Boseck, "Imaging of spheres with the confocal scanning optical microscope," Opt. Lett. 21, 1800-1802 (1996)

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