Fiberoptics in Confocal Microscopy

  • P. M. Delaney
  • M. R. Harris


During the past 30 or so years, fiberoptics research has seen enormous developments, driven mostly by the benefits to be gained in telecommunications. However, the resultant standards of performance and production of optical fibers have permitted numerous adaptations in analytical instrumentation. For example, optical fibers can be used in remote sensing applications (by taking analysis to the sample, rather than bringing the sample to the analytical instrument) and/or to increase the modularity of instrumentation by providing flexible connectivity between isolated optical devices that would otherwise require complete hardware integration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Delaney
    • 1
  • M. R. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.H.B.H. Technological Industries Pty., Ltd.DardenongAustralia

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