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Title: Solid state optical microscope

Abstract

A solid state optical microscope wherein wide-field and high-resolution images of an object are produced at a rapid rate by utilizing conventional optics with a charge-coupled photodiode array. A galvanometer scanning mirror, for scanning in one of two orthogonal directions is provided, while the charge-coupled photodiode array scans in the other orthogonal direction. Illumination light from the object is incident upon the photodiodes, creating packets of electrons (signals) which are representative of the illuminated object. The signals are then processed, stored in a memory, and finally displayed as a video signal. 2 figs.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7243651
Patent Number(s):
US 4398211; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-222866
Assignee:
PTO; EDB-94-125562
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 7 Jan 1981
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; OPTICAL MICROSCOPES; DESIGN; CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICES; DATA PROCESSING; PHOTODIODES; MICROSCOPES; PROCESSING; SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES; 440600* - Optical Instrumentation- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Young, I.T. Solid state optical microscope. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Young, I.T. Solid state optical microscope. United States.
Young, I.T. Tue . "Solid state optical microscope". United States.
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year = {Tue Aug 09 00:00:00 EDT 1983},
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