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Novel imaging in confocal microscopy
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Paper Abstract

We present a description of our work in recent years on imaging in confocal microscopy in the context of biological applications. The first system presented considers a Nipkow disc type arrangement where a detailed investigation of optimal aperture arrangements and spacings is performed. The effect of varying these parameters on the optical sectioning characteristics and on the light throughput is evaluated. Novel routes to achieving alternative multi-aperture configurations are presented. A programmable array microscope demonstrator is described using a ferroelectric liquid crystal SLM. A novel system is also proposed which uses variable focus microlenses in a confocal imaging system. We also discuss current trends in confocal microscopy in biology.

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Date Published: 27 August 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4876, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, (27 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.462994
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Eithne M. McCabe, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Cian M. Taylor, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Lisong Yang, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4876:
Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications
Vincent Toal; Norman Douglas McMillan; Gerard M. O'Connor; Eon O'Mongain; Austin F. Duke; John F. Donegan; James A. McLaughlin; Brian D. MacCraith; Werner J. Blau, Editor(s)

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