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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2010
  • pp: 239–246

Optical design of a variable view imaging system with the combination of a telecentric scanner and double wedge prisms

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

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 2, pp. 239-246 (2010)

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Recent developments in micro-electro-mechanical systems and biotechnology have presented an emerging need for observation of dynamic targets in three-dimensional space. Unfortunately, conventional microscopes with fixed optical parameters have difficulty supplying sufficient vision information because of occlusion, small field of view, and low depth resolution. This paper introduces the design of a variable view imaging system that can supply a flexible view with a relatively large zenith angle and simple kinematics. Because of several performance factors, a multiobjective optimization process is applied to achieve an appropriate design. A prototype system is developed and used to verify the proposed design.

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OCIS Codes
(150.3040) Machine vision : Industrial inspection
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.0180) Medical optics and biotechnology : Microscopy
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: August 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2009
Published: January 8, 2010

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Xiaodong Tao, Hyungsuck Cho, and Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi, "Optical design of a variable view imaging system with the combination of a telecentric scanner and double wedge prisms," Appl. Opt. 49, 239-246 (2010)

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