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Optical Probe Capable of Side View Optical Imaging Without Mechanical Scanning Device
New Phys.: Sae Mulli 2019; 69: 944~950
Published online September 30, 2019;
© 2019 New Physics: Sae Mulli.

Hui Won KANG, Seung Seok LEE, Eun Seo CHOI*

Department of Physics, Chosun University, Gwangju 61452, Korea
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Received April 30, 2019; Revised June 6, 2019; Accepted June 17, 2019.
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In this paper, we introduce optical probes that can acquire side-view optical images at one time without using a mechanical scanning device. In the conventional optical image acquisition method, the light beam is rotated by using a mechanical scanning device. However, in that method, not only does the image acquisition take a long time but also the synchronization of the operational speed between the mechanical rotation and the image acquisition may not be properly performed, thus causing a problem in detecting an accurate optical image. To solve this problem, we propose an optical probe capable of transmitting light to a cylindrical sample and receiving reflected light by using a cone-shaped reflecting mirror. We confirmed the validity of the proposed side-view optical imaging probe, by acquiring both images of the pattern and the characters on the inner surface of a cylindrical sample and a fluorescent image of a surface overlaid with fluorescent beads.
PACS numbers: 07.60.-j, 42.79.-e
Keywords: Fluorescence imaging, Side view imaging, Optical probe

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