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Random apodizated masks to improve the resolution of confocal microscopy
Author(s): Yang Bu; Guiying Wang; Lisong Yang; Jiangang Wang; Zhizhan Xu
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Paper Abstract

In confocal scanning imaging system, using apodization masks can improve the system resolution. A mask based on circle grating function with different spacing is presented and made, which is simple and easy to practically make and apply. The experiments of using a mask are performed in a reflection-mode fiber confocal scanning microscope. The intensity response curves in transverse and axial direction of this system are given. A sharp straight edge of a flat object is measured. And the 2D image of a biological organism is also given. The results demonstrate that adding this apodization mask does not reduce the axial resolution while improve the transverse resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3863, 1999 International Conference on Biomedical Optics, (17 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364407
Show Author Affiliations
Yang Bu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Guiying Wang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Lisong Yang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (Ireland)
Jiangang Wang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Zhizhan Xu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3863:
1999 International Conference on Biomedical Optics
Qingming Luo; Britton Chance; Lihong V. Wang; Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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