Patent Number: 6,167,173

Title: Laser scanning microscope

Abstract: An arrangement and corresponding method are provided for coupling radiation, preferably laser radiation, into a scanning head with a scanning unit in at least two dimensions. The radiation is focussed on an object via a microscope objective via at least one light-conducting fiber which is coupled with the scanning head. A collimator is arranged downstream of the fiber end at the scanning head for collimating the radiation exiting in a divergent manner at the fiber end.

Inventors: Schoeppe; Guenter (Jena, DE), Wilhelm; Stefan (Jena, DE), Simon; Ulrich (Jena, DE), Heinz; Hartmut (Jena, DE), Groebler; Bernhard (Jena, DE)

Assignee: Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH

International Classification: G02B 21/00 (20060101); G02B 006/32 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017