A portable video-rate confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) is implemented with polygon mirror and
galvanometric mirror employed as the fast and slow axis scanner, respectively. The system can be applied for
noninvasively imaging skin and other tissue. The dimension of this real-time CLSM is only 33×20×12cm<sup>3</sup> with weigh of
1.780 kg. Here we used a single Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) to generate the control and
synchronization signals for real time confocal microscopy. Utilizing NI image acquisition card, the CLSM system can
acquire and store the real-time images. So that high resolution confocal microscopy is achieved simultaneously.© (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Xusan Yang ; Yaohuan Zhao ; Gang Yin ; Haojie Li ; Tingting Wang, et al.
"Design of a real-time portable confocal scanning laser microscope", Proc. SPIE 8553, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics V, 85531D (December 11, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.2001006; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2001006