Interference and laser feedback optical microscopy
This thesis concerns the development of simple, compact scanning optical microscopes which can obtain confocal and interference images. The effects of feeding the reflected signal back into the laser cavity of a confocal microscope are investigated and exploited. Monomode optical fibres are used to perform the spatial filtering required for confocal microscopy and, later, as the source of reference beams for interferometry.
The theory describing the basic operation of the microscop...Expand abstract
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- University of Oxford
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- Rea, Nigel P.
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- This thesis was digitised thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky
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