DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Scanning computed confocal imager

Abstract

There is provided a confocal imager comprising a light source emitting a light, with a light modulator in optical communication with the light source for varying the spatial and temporal pattern of the light. A beam splitter receives the scanned light and direct the scanned light onto a target and pass light reflected from the target to a video capturing device for receiving the reflected light and transferring a digital image of the reflected light to a computer for creating a virtual aperture and outputting the digital image. In a transmissive mode of operation the invention omits the beam splitter means and captures light passed through the target.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872917
Patent Number(s):
6038067
Application Number:
09/019863
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
scanning; computed; confocal; imager; provided; comprising; light; source; emitting; modulator; optical; communication; varying; spatial; temporal; pattern; beam; splitter; receives; scanned; direct; target; pass; reflected; video; capturing; device; receiving; transferring; digital; image; computer; creating; virtual; aperture; outputting; transmissive; mode; operation; omits; means; captures; passed; light modulator; light reflected; optical communication; beam splitter; light source; reflected light; digital image; pass light; temporal pattern; confocal imager; /359/

Citation Formats

George, John S. Scanning computed confocal imager. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
George, John S. Scanning computed confocal imager. United States.
George, John S. Tue . "Scanning computed confocal imager". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872917.
@article{osti_872917,
title = {Scanning computed confocal imager},
author = {George, John S},
abstractNote = {There is provided a confocal imager comprising a light source emitting a light, with a light modulator in optical communication with the light source for varying the spatial and temporal pattern of the light. A beam splitter receives the scanned light and direct the scanned light onto a target and pass light reflected from the target to a video capturing device for receiving the reflected light and transferring a digital image of the reflected light to a computer for creating a virtual aperture and outputting the digital image. In a transmissive mode of operation the invention omits the beam splitter means and captures light passed through the target.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {3}
}