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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1987
  • pp: 227–229

Size of the detector in confocal imaging systems

T. Wilson1 and A. R. Carlini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 227-229 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.12.000227


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Abstract

We consider the role of the detector size in the imaging of confocal systems. We introduce a criterion for detector size to give true confocal operation and show that the lateral resolution is considerably more sensitive to detector size than is the depth-discrimination or optical-sectioning property.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 1987
Published: April 1, 1987

Citation
T. Wilson1 and A. R. Carlini, "Size of the detector in confocal imaging systems," Opt. Lett. 12, 227-229 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-12-4-227


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References

  1. T. Wilson, C. J. R. Sheppard, Theory and Practice of Scanning Optical Microscopy (Academic, London, 1984).
  2. C. J. R. Sheppard, T. Wilson, Opt. Lett. 3, 115 (1978). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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