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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1721–1723

Improved axial resolution by point-spread autocorrelation function imaging

G. J. Brakenhoff and M. Müller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 1721-1723 (1996)

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Based on an interferometric spatial autocorrelation of two shifted point-spread functions combined with confocal detection, we demonstrate that the point-spread autocorrelation function technique provides improved axial resolution compared with conventional confocal imaging. The principle of the technique is demonstrated for a one-sided fluorescing step object.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 24, 1996
Published: November 1, 1996

G. J. Brakenhoff and M. Müller, "Improved axial resolution by point-spread autocorrelation function imaging," Opt. Lett. 21, 1721-1723 (1996)

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