Reflectance confocal microscopy of oral epithelial tissue using an electrically tunable lens. Conference Paper uri icon


  • We present the use of a commercially available electrically tunable lens to achieve axial scanning in a reflectance confocal microscope. Over a 255 m axial scan range, the lateral and axial resolutions varied from 1-2 m and 4-14 m, respectively, dependent on the variable focal length of the tunable lens. Confocal imaging was performed on normal human biopsies from the oral cavity ex vivo. Sub-cellular morphologic features were seen throughout the depth of the epithelium while axially scanning using the focus tunable lens.

name of conference

  • Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems XII

published proceedings

  • Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng

author list (cited authors)

  • Jabbour, J. M., Malik, B. H., Cuenca, R., Cheng, S., Jo, J. A., Cheng, Y., Wright, J. M., & Maitland, K. C.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Jabbour, Joey M||Malik, Bilal H||Cuenca, Rodrigo||Cheng, Shuna||Jo, Javier A||Cheng, Yi-Shing L||Wright, John M||Maitland, Kristen C

editor list (cited editors)

  • Vo-Dinh, T., Mahadevan-Jansen, A., & Grundfest, W. S.

publication date

  • January 2014