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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:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The General Hospital Corp., Boston, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
872185
Patent Number(s):
5880880
Application Number:
08/683,607
Assignee:
The General Hospital Corp. (Boston, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-91ER61229
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1996 Jul 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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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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