Fiber-coupled multiplexed confocal microscope.

Optics letters

PubMedID: 18064238

Lin CP, Webb RH. Fiber-coupled multiplexed confocal microscope. Opt Lett. 2000;25(13):954-6.
We describe a new parallel scanning mechanism for confocal microscopy that is inherently fiber-optic compatible and that retains the simplicity of the line scanning confocal microscope. The method works by employing an incoherent fiber-optic bundle that maps a line illumination pattern back on itself on double passing, while separating the fibers that carry photons from out-of-focus sample planes. The transformation permits efficient rejection of out-of-focus photons by a slit aperture.