Confocal microscopy is a technique used to obtain high resolution images at various depths in an object. Its key feature is the ability to acquire focused images at a user-selected depth, a method known as optical sectioning. These images can then be reconstructed using a computer to form a 3D image.
Confocal microscopy is widely used in cell biology, genetics and microbiology. It requires the use of high performance optical sensors capable of detecting very low light levels - such as Avalanche Photodiode (APD)-based Single Photon Counting Modules (SPCMs) - offered by Excelitas.
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Confocal Microscopy is being used clinically in the evaluation of various eye diseases.
It was even used to help determine the age of the famed “Magdalen” papyrus.