The concept for a new type of confocal microscope with a fiber-optic imaging bundle is presented, and experimental results are shown to demonstrate the principle. The primary advantage of the system is the flexbility of imaging samples that would otherwise be inaccessible to confocal microscopy.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 12, 1992
Published: April 15, 1993
Arthur F. Gmitro and David Aziz, "Confocal microscopy through a fiber-optic imaging bundle," Opt. Lett. 18, 565-567 (1993)