Miniature near-infrared dual-axes confocal microscope utilizing a two-dimensional microelectromechanical systems scanner

Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA.
Optics Letters (Impact Factor: 3.18). 03/2007; 32(3):256-8. DOI: 10.1364/OL.32.000256
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ABSTRACT The first, to our knowledge, miniature dual-axes confocal microscope has been developed, with an outer diameter of 10 mm, for subsurface imaging of biological tissues with 5-7 microm resolution. Depth-resolved en face images are obtained at 30 frames per second, with a field of view of 800 x 100 microm, by employing a two-dimensional scanning microelectromechanical systems mirror. Reflectance and fluorescence images are obtained with a laser source at 785 nm, demonstrating the ability to perform real-time optical biopsy.


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