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1. (WO2017032805) ILLUMINATION ARRANGEMENT FOR A LIGHT SHEET MICROSCOPE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032805    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/069988
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G02B 21/00
G01N 21/64
G02B 21/16
G02B 21/06
Applicants: LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GMBH
Inventors: FAHRBACH, Florian
KNEBEL, Werner
BRADL, Joachim
Title: ILLUMINATION ARRANGEMENT FOR A LIGHT SHEET MICROSCOPE
Abstract:
The invention relates to an illumination arrangement for a light sheet microscope, in which a sample is illuminated using an illumination light beam (8) that is formed as a light sheet (11) in the area of the sample, comprising an illumination objective (4), a tube lens (3), and astigmatic optics (7). The illumination arrangement is characterized in that the astigmatic optics (7) is arranged between the tube lens (3) and the illumination objective (4), and/or no additional focusing or defocusing elements are arranged between the astigmatic optics (7) and the illumination objective (4). Alternatively, the astigmatic optics can also be a part of the illumination objective (4). In addition, the invention relates to a method for illuminating a sample by means of an illumination arrangement of this type, and a microscope which includes an illumination arrangement of this type.