The common formation of images in CSLM assumes mechanically scanned object placed in the common short focus of the objective lenses of the microscope, while in the arrangement under study, the scanning of the object is realized by placing a diffuser behind the collimating lens. A model is suggested in the formation of images in Confocal Scanning Laser Microscope (CSLM) using non-scanned object. Since the illumination and detection are coherent, the obtained image is constructed from the simple product of the Resultant Point Spread Function (RPSF) modulated by the diffuser spread over the object transparency. Hence, the product of the object and the image of the diffuser replace the mechanical scanning of the object.
Reconstructed images using this novel arrangement of CNSM are presented using mammographic X-ray image.
Convolution of the RPSF and the object is realized by the spreading of the diffuser image over the object. A coherent detector captures the whole image affected by a noisy diffused function. It is noted that image processing is necessary to improve noisy images making use of filtration techniques.