9 February 1989 Modelling Of 3-D Confocal Imaging At High Numerical Aperture In Fluorescence
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Proceedings Volume 1028, Scanning Imaging; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950303
Event: 1988 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1988, Hamburg, Germany
The imaging properties of a model high aperture fluorescence confocal microscope are studied by way of numerical methods. The model consists of an aberration-free high aperture objective illuminated by a monochromatic linear or circular polarized light source, and a detection system equipped with a finite sized pinhole. The computation of the intensity distribution near the confocal plane is based on electromagnetic diffraction theory. We study the 3-D imaging properties of the model by examining the images of three different objects; points, lines and planes. We calculate the resolving power for these objects as a function of their orientation and the size of the detector pinhole. The results indicate the necessity for image analysis schemes to take these effects into account.
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H. T. M. van der Voort, H. T. M. van der Voort, G. J. Brakenhoff, G. J. Brakenhoff, } "Modelling Of 3-D Confocal Imaging At High Numerical Aperture In Fluorescence", Proc. SPIE 1028, Scanning Imaging, (9 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950303; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950303

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