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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1148–1152

Computer-controlled optical scanning tile microscope

C. Wang, P. Shumyatsky, F. Zeng, M. Zevallos, and R. R. Alfano  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 6, pp. 1148-1152 (2006)

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A new type of computer-controlled optical scanning, high-magnification imaging system with a large field of view is described that overcomes the commonly believed incompatibility of achieving both high magnification and a large field of view. The new system incorporates galvanometer scanners, a CCD camera, and a high-brightness LED source for the fast acquisition of a large number of a high-resolution segmented tile images with a magnification of 800 × for each tile. The captured segmented tile images are combined to create an effective enlarged view of a target totaling 1.6   mm × 1 .2   mm in area. The speed and sensitivity of the system make it suitable for high-resolution imaging and monitoring of a small segmented area of 320 μ m × 240   μ m with 4   μ m resolution. Each tile segment of the target can be zoomed up without loss of the high resolution. This new microscope imaging system gives both high magnification and a large field of view. This microscope can be utilized in medicine, biology, semiconductor inspection, device analysis, and quality control.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy

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Original Manuscript: June 28, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2005

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C. Wang, P. Shumyatsky, F. Zeng, M. Zevallos, and R. R. Alfano, "Computer-controlled optical scanning tile microscope," Appl. Opt. 45, 1148-1152 (2006)

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