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Acousto-optically scanned video-rate IDT confocal microscope suitable for use with multiple wavelengths
Author(s): Thomas Hubin; Seth R. Goldstein; Thomas G. Smith
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Paper Abstract

We will present the design of a greatly simplified acousto-optic (A/O) scanning system which allows a change of wavelength in less than a second (and in principal between 2 TV lines). A/O deflectors now available with a 9.3 mm circular entrance pupil (rather than the 2 mm X 12 mm pupils previously used) eliminate the need for costly anamorphic beam shaping optics. The resulting simplified optic system can be straightforwardly corrected for different excitation wavelengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2184, Three-Dimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing, (4 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172090
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas Hubin, AO Systems Design (United States)
Seth R. Goldstein, National Institutes of Health (United States)
Thomas G. Smith, National Institutes of Health (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2184:
Three-Dimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing
Carol J. Cogswell; Kjell Carlsson, Editor(s)

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