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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2140–2142

Dual-wedge scanning confocal reflectance microscope

William C. Warger, II and Charles A. DiMarzio  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 15, pp. 2140-2142 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002140


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Abstract

A confocal reflectance microscope has been developed that incorporates a dual-wedge scanner to reduce the size of the device relative to current raster scanning instruments. The scanner is implemented with two prisms that are rotated about the optical axis. Spiral and rosette scans are performed by rotating the prisms in the same or opposite directions, respectively. Experimental measurements show an on-axis lateral resolution of 1.6 μ m and optical sectioning of 4.7 μ m , which compares with a diffraction-limited resolution of 0.8 and 1.9 μ m , respectively.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(170.1790) Medical optics and biotechnology : Confocal microscopy
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: April 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2007
Published: July 23, 2007

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Citation
William C. Warger II and Charles A. DiMarzio, "Dual-wedge scanning confocal reflectance microscope," Opt. Lett. 32, 2140-2142 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-15-2140

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