A confocal fibre scanning microscope for magnetic domain imaging

G. L. Ping, C. W. See, Michael Geoffrey Somekh

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A compact confocal single-mode optical fibre scanning microscope for imaging magnetic domain structures, based on the polar magneto-optic Kerr effect, has been developed. The images obtained correspond to those obtained using single mirror scanning but this design offers a more compact structure and can be made more immune from system depolarization which makes two-axis mirror scanning difficult to implement when very small changes in polarization need to be detected.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-156
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Microscopy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • beam scanning
  • magnetic domain
  • magneto-optic Kerr effect
  • polarizing microscopy
  • single-mode optical fibre

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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