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Polarized light microscopy
Author(s): Peter Torok; P. D. Higdon; Tony Wilson
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Paper Abstract

In this work we discuss the role of polarization in confocal microscopy. The effect of the optical system on light polarization is analyzed in the absence of a specimen. We also present numerical results on confocal microscopes imaging small dielectric scatterers and suggest an optimum pinhole size for crossed linear polars. Finally, imaging of large spherical scatterers and contrast optimization of the optical system is discussed.

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Date Published: 9 June 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3261, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing V, (9 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310539
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Peter Torok, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
P. D. Higdon, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Tony Wilson, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3261:
Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing V
Thomas Taiwei Lu; Carol J. Cogswell; Jeremy M. Lerner; Jose-Angel Conchello; Jeremy M. Lerner; Thomas Taiwei Lu; Tony Wilson, Editor(s)

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