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Scanned beam medical imager
Author(s): John R. Lewis; Mark Holton; Martin Kykta; Amjad Malik; Frank Metting; Chris Ryerson; Chris Wiklof; Jianhua Xu
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Paper Abstract

We report on a conceptual design and feasibility demonstration for a scanned beam endoscope, with advantages over present CCD imaging technology in image resolution and quality, light source power, and package diameter. Theoretical calculations were made by optical modeling and finite element analysis of the performance projected for a design meeting size constraints. To verify the design target of 5 mm for the endoscope diameter, we conducted a design study of the deformation and resolution characteristics of a scan mirror small enough to fit within a 2.5 mm capsule within the endoscope. The results show that performance similar to the test system can be achieved. A functional prototype was then built and tested to validate the theory used. The test system consisted of a photonics module with red (635 nm), green (532 nm) and blue (473 nm) lasers, combined by dichroic mirrors and launched to a single mode fiber. The light emerging from the fiber is formed into a beam and reflected from a commercially available bi-axial MEMS scanner with a 1.56 mm square mirror, and a scan angle of 6 degrees zero to peak mechanical, at a frequency of 19.7 kHz. Scanned beam power from 1 to 3 mw impinges the test object at a range from 10 to 100 mm, and the scattered light is collected by several 3 mm diameter multimode fibers and conducted one-meter to detectors. The detected light was digitized and then reconstructed to form an image of the test object, with 800 by 600 output pixels. Several such images will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5348, MOEMS Display and Imaging Systems II, (24 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.524602
Show Author Affiliations
John R. Lewis, Microvision, Inc. (United States)
Mark Holton, Microvision, Inc. (United States)
Martin Kykta, Microvision, Inc. (United States)
Amjad Malik, Microvision, Inc. (United States)
Frank Metting, Microvision, Inc. (United States)
Chris Ryerson, Microvision, Inc. (United States)
Chris Wiklof, Microvision, Inc. (United States)
Jianhua Xu, Microvision, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5348:
MOEMS Display and Imaging Systems II
Hakan Urey; David L. Dickensheets, Editor(s)

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