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Having the same focus or foci. Used of a lens.

con·fo′cal·ly adv.


in a confocal manner
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a) Raster-scan based photoacoustic microscopy: By using a single focused ultrasonic transducer, usually placed confocally with the irradiation laser beam, PAM forms a 1D image at each position, where the flight time of the ultrasound signal provides depth information.
This allows very rough or heavily inclined samples to be chemically characterized precisely, automatically and easily, while also being confocally imaged.
The entire Zeiss uHTS product line is a natural complement to our own EVOscreen system and to our Clarina II and Opera readers that are used to confocally measure biochemical and cellular assays, respectively," said Evotec Technologies GmbH CEO Dr.