Comparison of Various Optical Sectioning Methods

The Scanning Slit Confocal Microscope
  • Charles J. Koester


The term confocal microscopy has been applied primarily to instruments using circular field stops (e.g., single pinholes or arrays of pinholes in the illumination and imaging systems). Other aperture shapes can of course be utilized, and the slit is an attractive alternative. In a number of circumstances, the slit aperture confocal system can have advantages over circular aperture systems.


Focal Plane Optical Section Stray Light Central Divider Confocal System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles J. Koester
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  1. 1.College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of OphthalmologyColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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