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Applied Optics


  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1983
  • pp: 1474–1478

Scanning optical microscope incorporating a digital framestore and microcomputer

I. J. Cox and C. J. R. Sheppard  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 1474-1478 (1983)

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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)

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