A line-scanning tomographic optical microscope system requires precise rotation of the scanning line. Center of rotation error introduced by both the imprecision of optical and mechanical components is studied experimentally and via simulations. It was shown that a practical tolerance limit can be chosen where the influence of the investigated error on the reconstructed image quality remains insignificant. An effective and simply practical solution was presented to keep the center of rotation error below this tolerance limit and the spatial resolution of the reconstructed image close to the diffraction limit.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2012
Published: September 6, 2012
Vol. 7, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
László Dudás, Gábor Gajdátsy, József Sinkó, Miklós Erdélyi, and Gábor Szabó, "Correction of error motion in a line-scanning tomographic optical microscope," Appl. Opt. 51, 6319-6324 (2012)