Chromatic confocal microscopy using supercontinuum light

Kebin Shi, Peng Li, Shizhuo Yin, Zhiwen Liu

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We report on a novel chromatic confocal microscope system using supercontinuum white light generated from a photonic crystal fiber. The chromatic aberration of a pair of singlet lenses is employed to focus the different spectral components of the supercontinuum at different depth levels. An effective depth scanning range of 7 μm is demonstrated. The corresponding depth resolution is measured to be less than 1 μm (FWHM).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2096-2101
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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