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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 10 — Oct. 31, 2007

Optical sectioning microscopes with no moving parts using a micro-stripe array light emitting diode

V. Poher, H. X. Zhang, G. T. Kennedy, C. Griffin, S. Oddos, E. Gu, D. S. Elson, J. M. Girkin, P.M.W. French, M.D. Dawson, and M.A.A. Neil  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 18, pp. 11196-11206 (2007)

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We describe an optical sectioning microscopy system with no moving parts based on a micro-structured stripe-array light emitting diode (LED). By projecting arbitrary line or grid patterns onto the object, we are able to implement a variety of optical sectioning microscopy techniques such as grid-projection structured illumination and line scanning confocal microscopy, switching from one imaging technique to another without modifying the microscope setup. The micro-structured LED and driver are detailed and depth discrimination capabilities are measured and calculated. ©2007 Optical Society of America

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.2520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Fluorescence microscopy
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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Original Manuscript: May 15, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 2007
Published: August 21, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

V. Poher, H. X. Zhang, G. T. Kennedy, C. Griffin, S. Oddos, E. Gu, D. S. Elson, M. Girkin, P. M. W. French, M. D. Dawson, and M. A. Neil, "Optical sectioning microscopes with no moving parts using a micro-stripe array light emitting diode," Opt. Express 15, 11196-11206 (2007)

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