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The Role Of Pinhole Size And Position In Confocal Imaging Systems
Author(s): A. R. Carlini; T. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

Confocal imaging systems rely on the use of an accurately positioned axial point detector. We discuss in this paper the effects on the various confocal imaging modes of using a misaligned or finite sized detector. We show, in particular, that the axial resolution of the system is considerably less sensitive to detector size than is the lateral resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0809, Scanning Imaging Technology, (3 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941503
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A. R. Carlini, University of Oxford (England)
T. Wilson, University of Oxford (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0809:
Scanning Imaging Technology
Ludwig J. Balk; Tony Wilson, Editor(s)

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