Fiber-optic confocal imaging apparatus and methods of use

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2002-04-09

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Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum
Michael R. Descour
Brett S. Bowman
Colin L. Smithpeter

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

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An apparatus and methods for fiber optic confocal imaging systems. A plurality of fibers are in communication with a scan system that controllably deflects incident radiation into the fibers in a raster pattern. An index matching agent reduces specular reflections from the fibers.

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