Confocal scanning optical microscope for imaging weak amplitude and phase objects

Michael Geoffrey Somekh, M. S. Valera, Roland K. Appel

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0819407933
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventHolography, Interferometry, and Optical Pattern Recognition in Biomedicine II - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 23 Jan 199224 Jan 1992


ConferenceHolography, Interferometry, and Optical Pattern Recognition in Biomedicine II
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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