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Improvement of three-dimensional resolution in confocal microscopy
Author(s): Manuel Martinez-Corral; Pedro Andres; Enrique Silvestre-Mora; Juan Carlos Barreiro
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Paper Abstract

A technique is presented for improving 3-D resolution in confocal scanning microscopy. The technique is based on the equal contribution to the image of the illuminating and the collecting lenses. It is proposed, then, to apodize such lenses with complementary filters. The combined action of both filters produces a narrowness of the point spread function of the system both in the image plane, and along the optical axis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2730, Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics, (5 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.231036
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Manuel Martinez-Corral, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Pedro Andres, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Enrique Silvestre-Mora, Univ. Jaume I (Spain)
Juan Carlos Barreiro, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2730:
Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics
Daniel Malacara-Hernandez; Sofia E. Acosta-Ortiz; Ramon Rodriguez-Vera; Zacarias Malacara; Arquimedes A. Morales, Editor(s)

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