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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1066–1068

Programmable imaging with two-axis micromirrors

R. Andrew Hicks, Vasileios T. Nasis, and Timothy P. Kurzweg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1066-1068 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001066


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Abstract

We demonstrate a means of creating a digital image by using a two-axis tilt micromirror to scan a scene. For each different orientation we extract a single gray scale value from the mirror and combine them to form a single composite image. This allows one to choose the distribution of the samples, and so in principle a variable resolution image could be created. We demonstrate this ability to control resolution and projection by constructing a voltage table that compensates for the nonlinear response of the mirrors to the applied voltage.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

ToC Category:
Geometrical optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Virtual Issues
Vol. 2, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
R. Andrew Hicks, Vasileios T. Nasis, and Timothy P. Kurzweg, "Programmable imaging with two-axis micromirrors," Opt. Lett. 32, 1066-1068 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-9-1066

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