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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4293–4295

Confocal line-scanning microscope with modified illumination

László Dudás, József Sinkó, Miklós Erdélyi, and Gábor Szabó  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4293-4295 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004293


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Abstract

A modified illumination-based method has been proposed to improve resolution of a confocal line-scanning system by 20%. Phase-only apodization is applied to the illumination and combined with confocal detection. The method was studied both theoretically and experimentally. Measurements were performed on silver nanospheres as subresolution test samples, and the captured data were analyzed to determine the modulation transfer function and ultimately the spatial resolution of the system.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(220.2945) Optical design and fabrication : Illumination design

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2012
Published: October 11, 2012

Citation
László Dudás, József Sinkó, Miklós Erdélyi, and Gábor Szabó, "Confocal line-scanning microscope with modified illumination," Opt. Lett. 37, 4293-4295 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4293

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