confocal microscopy

  • confocal laser scanning microscopy
German: Konfokalmikroskopie
Japanese: 共焦点顕微鏡法

Optics. A light microscope technique in which a light beam (bundled by a pinhole) scans the object point-by-point. It produces higher resolution than a conventional light microscope and allows to create a three-dimensional representation of the sample. The most common type of confocal microscope is the confocal laser scanning microscope in which laser is used as a light source to excite fluorescent markers of the specimen.

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