12 March 2014 Customized profile lens based linear response fast spinning on-axis optical scanners for 3D laser scanning microscopy
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Previously, we presented an on-axis linear-response linear-motion optical scanner. While the linear design is highly desired for engineering consideration, it was still lacking the scanning speed required for imaging applications. We here present a customized profile lens (CPL), tailored for high speed performance while maintaining the advantages of a linear response on-axis optical scanner. The device was built and tested experimentally on an optical bench. The test results demonstrate precise linear response and fast scanning speed, and revealed video frame rate scanning ability. The implementation of the CPLs in laser scanning systems is promising in improving the current 3D laser scanning microscopy systems by reducing the size, error, and complexity of the system, as well as other systems unitizing high speed laser scanning technique.
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Zhenhua Lai, Yair J. Mega, Xibin Yang, Jianfeng Zhu, Zetong Gu, Daxi Xiong, Charles A. DiMarzio, "Customized profile lens based linear response fast spinning on-axis optical scanners for 3D laser scanning microscopy", Proc. SPIE 8949, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XXI, 894916 (12 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2038316; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2038316
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