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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2000
  • pp: 245–247

Optimized pupil-plane filters for confocal microscope point-spread function engineering

M. A. A. Neil, R. Juškaitis, T. Wilson, Z. J. Laczik, and V. Sarafis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 245-247 (2000)

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We present a new method of superresolving pupil-plane filter design in confocal microscopy in which we specify the properties of the desired point-spread function and use an optimization procedure to determine a suitable pupil-plane filter. A new, flexible method of filter implementation using reconfigurable binary optical elements is described, and experimental results are presented.

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(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(170.1790) Medical optics and biotechnology : Confocal microscopy

M. A. A. Neil, R. Juškaitis, T. Wilson, Z. J. Laczik, and V. Sarafis, "Optimized pupil-plane filters for confocal microscope point-spread function engineering," Opt. Lett. 25, 245-247 (2000)

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