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Optimal disc design for a confocal microscope
Author(s): T. H. Lin; Ping Chin Cheng
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Paper Abstract

A packing algorithm has been developed to optimize the spinning disc design. This algorithm can generate spinning disc designs suitable for use in single-sided confocal microscopes. When an even number of spirals is chosen, the symmetrical arrangement of pinholes makes this algorithm suitable in designing spinning discs for tandem scanning confocal microscopes. The algorithm provides the possibility of maximizing pinhole packing density for improved image intensity, and maintains balanced field brightness and an equal degree of discrimination on pinhole crosstalk disregarding the location of the viewing field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1556, Scanning Microscopy Instrumentation, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134896
Show Author Affiliations
T. H. Lin, SUNY/Buffalo (United States)
Ping Chin Cheng, SUNY/Buffalo (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1556:
Scanning Microscopy Instrumentation
Gordon S. Kino, Editor(s)

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