2 May 2000 Inhomogenous polarization in scanning optical microscopy
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Proceedings Volume 3919, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition Processing VII; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384181
Event: BiOS 2000 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Polarization control and analysis have proven to be a powerful tool both in conventional and confocal microscopies, but most of these approaches have used homogeneously polarized pupils. Other groups have had varying levels of success producing beams with spatially inhomogeneous polarization. In this paper, we describe the generation and focusing properties of such beams and their application to scanning laser microscopy. We specifically consider microscopy using the lowest-order azimuthally polarized beam.
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Kathleen S. Youngworth, Kathleen S. Youngworth, Thomas G. Brown, Thomas G. Brown, "Inhomogenous polarization in scanning optical microscopy", Proc. SPIE 3919, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition Processing VII, (2 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384181; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384181
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