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Autofocus methods for automated microscopy
Author(s): Xiaoqiang Wu; XinMing Liu; Yiming Zhou; Deyuan Tao; Xiaohai He; Qizhi Teng
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduced a basis principle of an autofocus system, including the hardware composition and the software flow chart. The most important work of an autofocus system is to construct or select a suitable focus function. We first discussed some traditional focus functions, pointed out their advantages and shortages. Then we proposed a new autofocus algorithm, which based on wavelet transform. We use the diagonal edge information of the result of the wavelet transform to form focus function. After many experiments we draw a conclusion that the wavelet transform method is superiority than others, use it can get a highly accuracy along with a fast speed, special in the biomedical microscopic image analysis. At the last of this paper we discussed the further work related to the improvement of hardware condition and the optimization of focus function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4224, Biomedical Photonics and Optoelectronic Imaging, (11 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.403954
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Xiaoqiang Wu, Sichuan Univ. (China)
XinMing Liu, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Yiming Zhou, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Deyuan Tao, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Xiaohai He, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Qizhi Teng, Sichuan Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4224:
Biomedical Photonics and Optoelectronic Imaging
Hong Liu; Qingming Luo, Editor(s)

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