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Title: Three-dimensional scanning confocal laser microscope

Abstract

A confocal microscope for generating an image of a sample includes a first scanning element for scanning a light beam along a first axis, and a second scanning element for scanning the light beam at a predetermined amplitude along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis. A third scanning element scans the light beam at a predetermined amplitude along a third axis perpendicular to an imaging plane defined by the first and second axes. The second and third scanning element are synchronized to scan at the same frequency. The second and third predetermined amplitudes are percentages of their maximum amplitudes. A selector determines the second and third predetermined amplitudes such that the sum of the percentages is equal to one-hundred percent.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Lexington, MA)
  2. (Lincoln, MA)
  3. (Charlestown, MA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Schepens Eye Research Inst., Boston, MA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872185
Patent Number(s):
5880880
Assignee:
General Hospital Corp. (Boston, MA) CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-91ER61229
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
three-dimensional; scanning; confocal; laser; microscope; generating; image; sample; element; light; beam; axis; predetermined; amplitude; perpendicular; third; scans; imaging; plane; defined; axes; synchronized; scan; frequency; amplitudes; percentages; maximum; selector; determines; equal; one-hundred; percent; third predetermined; third axis; confocal microscope; plane defined; light beam; scanning element; axis perpendicular; one-hundred percent; laser microscope; scanning confocal; three-dimensional scanning; confocal laser; /359/

Citation Formats

Anderson, R. Rox, Webb, Robert H., and Rajadhyaksha, Milind. Three-dimensional scanning confocal laser microscope. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Anderson, R. Rox, Webb, Robert H., & Rajadhyaksha, Milind. Three-dimensional scanning confocal laser microscope. United States.
Anderson, R. Rox, Webb, Robert H., and Rajadhyaksha, Milind. Fri . "Three-dimensional scanning confocal laser microscope". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872185.
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