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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 4121–4132

Active optical system for variable view imaging of micro objects with emphasis on kinematic analysis

Xiaodong Tao, Hyungsuck Cho, and Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 22, pp. 4121-4132 (2008)

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Insufficient vision information, such as occlusion, low resolvability, and a small field of view, represent important issues in microassembly and micromanipulation. We propose an active optical system to solve problems related to insufficient vision information through the integration of robotics and optics technologies. The proposed system integrates a double-prism system and a scanning mirror system to supply a compact flexible view. The kinematics of the imaging system is analyzed based on a simplified model initially to investigate the workspace and identify the kinematic performance. A more rigorous analysis of kinematics of the system is then made based on the ray tracing method. The simulation results based on the preliminary design are provided for investigating the workspace and demonstrating the capability of the system in imaging with variable views.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: March 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2008
Published: July 28, 2008

Xiaodong Tao, Hyungsuck Cho, and Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi, "Active optical system for variable view imaging of micro objects with emphasis on kinematic analysis," Appl. Opt. 47, 4121-4132 (2008)

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