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Inhomogenous polarization in scanning optical microscopy

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Kathleen S. Youngworth, Thomas G. Brown

Univ. of Rochester (USA)

Proc. SPIE 3919, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition Processing VII, 75 (May 2, 2000); doi:10.1117/12.384181
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  • Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition Processing VII
  • Jose-Angel Conchello; Carol J. Cogswell; Andrew G. Tescher; Tony Wilson
  • San Jose, CA | January 22, 2000

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 and Thomas G. Brown
"Inhomogenous polarization in scanning optical microscopy", Proc. SPIE 3919, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition Processing VII, 75 (May 2, 2000); doi:10.1117/12.384181; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.384181


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