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Pupil Filters In Confocal Imaging
Author(s): Zoltan S. Hegedus
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Paper Abstract

The confocal scanning microscope is a coherent system with significantly improved imaging characteristics. The effective pupil function of such an instrument is a composite one, formed by the convolution of the pupil functions associated with the illuminating and imaging optical systems. Because of this additional degree of freedom, the transfer function of the system can be modified with comparative ease. Confocal imaging will be analysed within a very simple but quantitative physical model. Also, the effect of various pupil combinations on the imaging properties of such systems will be presented with special emphasis on the use of superresolving pupils.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1028, Scanning Imaging, (9 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950296
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Zoltan S. Hegedus, CSIRO Division of Applied Physics (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1028:
Scanning Imaging
Tony Wilson, Editor(s)

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