A scanning optical microscope is particularly well suited for image digitization since the image is already in the form of an electronic signal. A mechanically scanned optical microscope is described, which is controlled by a microcomputer and the image displayed on a framestore. The results of several simple digital image-processing algorithms applied to the micrographs are presented.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 2, 1982
Published: May 15, 1983
I. J. Cox and C. J. R. Sheppard, "Scanning optical microscope incorporating a digital framestore and microcomputer," Appl. Opt. 22, 1474-1478 (1983)