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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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Pleasanton, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864659
Patent Number(s):
US 4398211
Assignee:
Young, Ian T. (Pleasanton, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solid; optical; microscope; wide-field; high-resolution; images; produced; rapid; rate; utilizing; conventional; optics; charge-coupled; photodiode; array; galvanometer; scanning; mirror; orthogonal; directions; provided; scans; direction; illumination; light; incident; photodiodes; creating; packets; electrons; signals; representative; illuminated; processed; stored; memory; finally; displayed; video; signal; video signal; optical microscope; photodiode array; diode array; utilizing conventional; orthogonal directions; scanning mirror; rapid rate; resolution image; illumination light; orthogonal direction; conventional optics; /348/359/

Citation Formats

Young, Ian T. Solid state optical microscope. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Young, Ian T. Solid state optical microscope. United States.
Young, Ian T. Sat . "Solid state optical microscope". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864659.
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abstractNote = {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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1983},
month = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1983}
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