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
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007
Vol. 2, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
R. Andrew Hicks, Vasileios T. Nasis, and Timothy P. Kurzweg, "Programmable imaging with two-axis micromirrors," Opt. Lett. 32, 1066-1068 (2007)