H.-U. Dodt, U. Leischner, A. Schierloh, N. Jähling, C. Mauch, K. Deininger, J. M. Deussing, M. Eder, W. Zieglgänsberger, and K. Becker, “Ultramicroscopy: three-dimensional visualization of neuronal networks in the whole mouse brain,” Nat. Methods 4, 331–336 (2007).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

C. J. R. Sheppard and K. G. Larkin, “The three-dimensional transfer function and phase space mappings,” Optik 112, 189–192 (2001).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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M. J. Bastiaans, “The Wigner distribution function applied to optical signals and systems,” Opt. Commun. 25, 26–30 (1978).

[CrossRef]

H.-U. Dodt, U. Leischner, A. Schierloh, N. Jähling, C. Mauch, K. Deininger, J. M. Deussing, M. Eder, W. Zieglgänsberger, and K. Becker, “Ultramicroscopy: three-dimensional visualization of neuronal networks in the whole mouse brain,” Nat. Methods 4, 331–336 (2007).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

C. J. R. Sheppard, T. J. Connolly, and M. Gu, “Scattering by a one-dimensional rough surface and surface reconstruction by confocal imaging,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1409–1412 (1993).

[CrossRef]

H.-U. Dodt, U. Leischner, A. Schierloh, N. Jähling, C. Mauch, K. Deininger, J. M. Deussing, M. Eder, W. Zieglgänsberger, and K. Becker, “Ultramicroscopy: three-dimensional visualization of neuronal networks in the whole mouse brain,” Nat. Methods 4, 331–336 (2007).

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[CrossRef]

H.-U. Dodt, U. Leischner, A. Schierloh, N. Jähling, C. Mauch, K. Deininger, J. M. Deussing, M. Eder, W. Zieglgänsberger, and K. Becker, “Ultramicroscopy: three-dimensional visualization of neuronal networks in the whole mouse brain,” Nat. Methods 4, 331–336 (2007).

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H.-U. Dodt, U. Leischner, A. Schierloh, N. Jähling, C. Mauch, K. Deininger, J. M. Deussing, M. Eder, W. Zieglgänsberger, and K. Becker, “Ultramicroscopy: three-dimensional visualization of neuronal networks in the whole mouse brain,” Nat. Methods 4, 331–336 (2007).

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[CrossRef]

H.-U. Dodt, U. Leischner, A. Schierloh, N. Jähling, C. Mauch, K. Deininger, J. M. Deussing, M. Eder, W. Zieglgänsberger, and K. Becker, “Ultramicroscopy: three-dimensional visualization of neuronal networks in the whole mouse brain,” Nat. Methods 4, 331–336 (2007).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

D. P. Kelly, B. M. Hennelly, J. T. Sheridan, and W. T. Rhodes, “Finite-aperture effects for Fourier transform systems with convergent illumination: part II. 3-D system analysis,” Opt. Commun. 263, 180–188 (2006).

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[CrossRef]

J. Huisken, J. Swoger, F. Del Bene, J. Wittbrodt, and E. H. K. Stelzer, “Optical sectioning deep inside live embryos by selective plane illumination microscopy,” Science 305, 1007–1009 (2004).

[CrossRef]

E. Fuchs, J. S. Jaffe, R. A. Long, and F. Azzam, “Thin laser sheet microscope for microbial oceanography,” Opt. Express 10, 145–154 (2002).

[CrossRef]

H.-U. Dodt, U. Leischner, A. Schierloh, N. Jähling, C. Mauch, K. Deininger, J. M. Deussing, M. Eder, W. Zieglgänsberger, and K. Becker, “Ultramicroscopy: three-dimensional visualization of neuronal networks in the whole mouse brain,” Nat. Methods 4, 331–336 (2007).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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D. P. Kelly, J. T. Sheridan, and W. T. Rhodes, “Finite-aperture effects for Fourier transform systems with convergent illumination: part I. 2-D system analysis,” Opt. Commun. 263, 171–179 (2006).

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H.-U. Dodt, U. Leischner, A. Schierloh, N. Jähling, C. Mauch, K. Deininger, J. M. Deussing, M. Eder, W. Zieglgänsberger, and K. Becker, “Ultramicroscopy: three-dimensional visualization of neuronal networks in the whole mouse brain,” Nat. Methods 4, 331–336 (2007).

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[CrossRef]

C. J. R. Sheppard and K. G. Larkin, “Focal shift, optical transfer function, and phase-space representations,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17, 772–779 (2000).

[CrossRef]

K. G. Larkin and C. J. R. Sheppard, “Direct method for phase retrieval from the intensity of cylindrical wavefronts,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 1838–1844 (1999).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Huisken, J. Swoger, F. Del Bene, J. Wittbrodt, and E. H. K. Stelzer, “Optical sectioning deep inside live embryos by selective plane illumination microscopy,” Science 305, 1007–1009 (2004).

[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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A. H. Voie, D. H. Burns, and F. A. Spelman, “Orthogonal-plane fluorescence optical sectioning: three-dimensional imaging of macroscopic biological specimens,” J. Microsc. 170, 229–236 (1993).

[CrossRef]

J. Huisken, J. Swoger, F. Del Bene, J. Wittbrodt, and E. H. K. Stelzer, “Optical sectioning deep inside live embryos by selective plane illumination microscopy,” Science 305, 1007–1009 (2004).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

R. Wolleschensky and B. Zimmermann, “High-speed confocal fluorescence imaging with a novel line scanning microscope,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11, 064011 (2006).

[CrossRef]

G. J. Brakenhoff and K. Visscher, “Confocal imaging with bilateral scanning and array detectors,” J. Microsc. 165, 139–146 (1992).

[CrossRef]

A. H. Voie, D. H. Burns, and F. A. Spelman, “Orthogonal-plane fluorescence optical sectioning: three-dimensional imaging of macroscopic biological specimens,” J. Microsc. 170, 229–236 (1993).

[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

C. J. R. Sheppard, “Free-space diffraction and the fractional Fourier transform,” J. Mod. Opt. 45, 2097–2103 (1998).

[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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