Size of the detector in confocal imaging systems.

  title={Size of the detector in confocal imaging systems.},
  author={Tony Wilson and Alejandro R. Carlini},
  journal={Optics letters},
  volume={12 4},
We consider the role of the detector size in the imaging of confocal systems. We introduce a criterion for detector size to give true confocal operation and show that the lateral resolution is considerably more sensitive to detector size than is the depth-discrimination or optical-sectioning property. 

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