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Title: Solid-state optical microscope

Abstract

A solid state optical microscope is described 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. Means for scanning in one of two orthogonal directions are 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:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5616912
Application Number:
ON: DE82004445
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; IMAGE PROCESSING; OPTICAL MICROSCOPES; MICROSCOPES; PROCESSING; 440300* - Miscellaneous Instruments- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Young, I T. Solid-state optical microscope. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Young, I T. Solid-state optical microscope. United States.
Young, I T. Wed . "Solid-state optical microscope". United States.
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