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Title: Optimization of axial resolution in a confocal microscope with D-shaped apertures
Authors: Gong, W. 
Si, K.
Sheppard, C.J.R. 
Issue Date: 10-Jul-2009
Citation: Gong, W., Si, K., Sheppard, C.J.R. (2009-07-10). Optimization of axial resolution in a confocal microscope with D-shaped apertures. Applied Optics 48 (20) : 3998-4002. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We show theoretically that the axial resolution is improved when two centrosymmetric D-shaped apertures are combined in a confocal microscope with a finite-sized pinhole. The optimum width of a divider that separates the D-shaped apertures to give the maximum axial resolution for a given pinhole size is investigated, and the magnitude of the signal level is explored. © 2009 Optical Society of America.
Source Title: Applied Optics
ISSN: 00036935
DOI: 10.1364/AO.48.003998
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