Kinoform-based Nipkow disk for a confocal microscope

S. Yin, G. Lu, J. Zhang, F. T.S. Yu, Joseph N. Mait

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A kinoform-based Nipkow-disk system, as applied to a real-time confocal microscope, is presented. The major advantage of this technique must be its high light efficiency (e.g., > 80%), which significantly improves the performance of a confocal microscope. Our preliminary experiment indicates that there are potential applications to three-dimensional microscopic imaging as well as to object surface detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5695-5698
Number of pages4
JournalApplied optics
Issue number25
StatePublished - Sep 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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