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Confocal scanning optical microscope for imaging weak amplitude and phase objects
Author(s): Michael G. Somekh; M. S. Valera; Roland K. Appel
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a new optical microscope that can simultaneously acquire images with differential phase and differential intensity contrast. The instrument has a confocal response, thereby eliminating flare from features out of the plane of focus, and an existing capability of actively controlling the microscope transfer function electronically. Images are shown that demonstrate the operation of the system

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1647, Holography, Interferometry, and Optical Pattern Recognition in Biomedicine II, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60190
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Michael G. Somekh, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
M. S. Valera, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Roland K. Appel, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1647:
Holography, Interferometry, and Optical Pattern Recognition in Biomedicine II
Halina Podbielska, Editor(s)

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