Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 39, Issue 7, pp 613–623 | Cite as

Contrast of image of small-size objects observed through a scattering medium by the method of reflected confocal microscopy

  • V. L. Veber


Using the theory of vision in scattering media, we develop a model for the observation of inhomogeneity in biological tissues by the method of reflected confocal microscopy. General formulas for the calculation of image contrast of a local inhomogeneity with sinusoidal distribution of reflection factor located in an anisotropic scattering medium are derived. The influence of observation-system parameters on the maximum vision depth of inhomogeneities is analyzed.


Microscopy Reflection Confocal Microscopy General Formula Quantum Electronics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. L. Veber
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  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesNizhny Novgorod

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