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Confocal Endoscopy via Structured Illumination

D. Karadaglic, R. Juskaitis, T. Wilson

Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.

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Summary: We describe a simple modification to a rigid endoscope so as to provide both high-quality conventional and confocal images of reasonably accessible regions of the body. This versatile system uses a structured illumination approach together with a conventional incoherent illumination source. Images taken in fluorescence are presented using this combined conventional and confocal endoscope.

Key words: confocal microscopy, endoscopy, rigid endoscopes, real-time imaging, in vivo imaging

PACS: 87.59.-e, 42.30.Va