Optical microscopy and associated technologies have advanced rapidly along with laser technology. These techniques have stimulated further development of the optical imaging theory, including 3-dimensional microscopy imaging theory, the theory of imaging with ultrashort pulsed beam illumination and the aberration theory for high numerical-aperture objectives. This book introduces these new theories in modern optical microscopy, providing comparisons with classical imaging as appropriate.
Table of Contents
Diffraction Theory.- Point Spread Function Analysis.- Transfer Function Analysis.- Imaging with an Ultrashort Pulsed Beam.- Imaging with a High Numerical-Aperture Objective.- Imaging with Aberration.