We report on the design and performance of a high stability scanning confocal microscope for optical microscopy at low temperatures. By scanning the beam in a cold objective lens system, we achieve wide fields of view without compromising image quality. Photoluminescence from single nitrogen-vacancy centers in high purity diamond is used to illustrate the imaging and stability performance of the microscope.
Review of Scientific Instruments
- Pub Date:
- September 2010
- optical microscopes;
- vacancies (crystal);
- Scanning probe microscopes and components;
- Photoluminescence properties and materials