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Advanced confocal microscope using single hollow-core photonic bandgap fibre design

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2 Author(s)
Kim, D.H. ; US Food & Drug Adm., Center for Devices & Radiol. Health, Silver Spring, MD ; Ilev, I.K.

A simple confocal microscope design based on a single hollow-core fibre approach has been developed and experimentally analysed. Key optical components are the use of a hollow-core photonic bandgap fibre and a holed-mirror beam-splitter, both of which provide significant reduction of Fresnel back-reflections at the fibre tips and total background level resulting in increased resolving confocal laser power.

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 11 )