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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1684–1686

Multiple-objective microscopy with three-dimensional resolution near 100 nm and a long working distance

O. Haeberlé, C. Xu, A. Dieterlen, and S. Jacquey  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 21, pp. 1684-1686 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001684


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Abstract

The resolution of microscopes is limited by the sizes of their point-spread functions. The invention of confocal, theta, and 4Pi microscopes has permitted the classic Abbe limit to be exceeded. We propose the use of a combination of 4Pi and theta microscopy to decrease resolution by using four illumination objectives and two detection objectives. Using middle numerical aperture, long-working-distance objectives yielded a resolution near 100 nm in the three dimensions, which opens the possibility of exploring large volumes with a high resolution.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy

Citation
O. Haeberlé, C. Xu, A. Dieterlen, and S. Jacquey, "Multiple-objective microscopy with three-dimensional resolution near 100 nm and a long working distance," Opt. Lett. 26, 1684-1686 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-21-1684


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