OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Vol. 25, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1780–1782

Fiber-optic confocal microscopy using a spatial light modulator

Pierre M. Lane, Andrew L. P. Dlugan, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, and Calum E. MacAulay  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 24, pp. 1780-1782 (2000)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (164 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We present a novel fiber-optic confocal microscope in which the scanning operation is achieved by use of a spatial light modulator (SLM) to sequentially illuminate individual fibers or patterns of multiple fibers. Experimental images are presented, and the optical-sectioning capability of the device is demonstrated. The novel SLM-based system is more optically efficient, achieves higher contrast, and has improved optical-sectioning capabilities compared with those of other proposed instruments for confocal microendoscopy.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.1790) Medical optics and biotechnology : Confocal microscopy
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

Pierre M. Lane, Andrew L. P. Dlugan, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, and Calum E. MacAulay, "Fiber-optic confocal microscopy using a spatial light modulator," Opt. Lett. 25, 1780-1782 (2000)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. T. Dabbs and M. Glass, Appl. Opt. 31, 3030 (1992).
  2. L. Giniunas, R. Juskatis, and S. V. Shatalin, Electron. Lett. 27, 724 (1991).
  3. D. L. Dickensheets and G. S. Kino, Opt. Lett. 21, 764 (1996).
  4. A. F. Gmitro and D. Aziz, Opt. Lett. 18, 565 (1993).
  5. R. Juskaitis, T. Wilson, and T. F. Watson, Proc. SPIE 2655, 92 (1996).
  6. Y. S. Sabharwal, A. R. Rouse, L. Donaldson, M. F. Hopkins, and A. F. Gmitro, Appl. Opt. 38, 7133 (1999).
  7. R. Juskaitis, T. Wilson, and T. F. Watson, Scanning 19, 15 (1997).
  8. L. J. Hornbeck, Proc. SPIE 3013, 27 (1997).
  9. M. Liang, R. L. Stehr, and A. W. Krause, Opt. Lett. 22, 751 (1997).
  10. P. J. Verveer, Q. S. Hanley, P. W. Verbeek, L. J. Van Viliet, and T. M. Jovin, J. Microsc. (Oxford) 189, 192 (1998).
  11. C. E. MacAulay and A. Dlugan, Proc. SPIE 3260, 201 (1998).
  12. T. Wilson and A. R. Carlini, Opt. Lett. 12, 227 (1987).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited