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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001780


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Abstract

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.

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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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-24-1780


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