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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 18 — Sep. 4, 2006
  • pp: 8269–8277

High-speed, 3-dimensional, telecentric imaging

Slimane Djidel, Justyna K Gansel, Heather I Campbell, and Alan H Greenaway  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 18, pp. 8269-8277 (2006)

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The design, testing and operation of a system for telecentric imaging of dynamic objects is presented. The simple system is capable of rapid electronic scanning of a single focal plane within a specimen or of simultaneous focusing on multiple planes whose depth and relative spacing within the specimen can be changed electronically. Application to studies of dynamic processes in microscopy is considered.

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(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy

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Original Manuscript: May 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2006
Published: September 1, 2006

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Slimane Djidel, Justyna K. Gansel, Heather I. Campbell, and Alan H. Greenaway, "High-speed, 3-dimensional, telecentric imaging," Opt. Express 14, 8269-8277 (2006)

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