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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2000
  • pp: 954–956

Fiber-coupled multiplexed confocal microscope

Charles P. Lin and Robert H. Webb  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 13, pp. 954-956 (2000)

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We describe a new parallel scanning mechanism for confocal microscopy that is inherently fiber-optic compatible and that retains the simplicity of the line scanning confocal microscope. The method works by employing an incoherent fiber-optic bundle that maps a line illumination pattern back on itself on double passing, while separating the fibers that carry photons from out-of-focus sample planes. The transformation permits efficient rejection of out-of-focus photons by a slit aperture.

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(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy

Charles P. Lin and Robert H. Webb, "Fiber-coupled multiplexed confocal microscope," Opt. Lett. 25, 954-956 (2000)

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