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CSM: SmacM  

Scanning multiplex aperture coded microscopy (SmacM)

SmacM evolved as an extension to a high throughput spectrometer design for Raman chemometrics. A high throughput aperture coded spectrometer is placed at the intermediate image plane of a microscope. The spectrometer is scanned perpendicular to its dispersion direction. Compared to a conventional pushbroom system, the aperture coded system has 32 times greater throughput. Two systems were designed: the first design had a spectrometer placed at the intermediate image plane of a lab built microscope housed in a uv-cured polymer built with a prototyping machine. The second design consisted of mounting an aperture coded spectrometer to an upright research grade microscope (Zeiss Axioplan 2).


System Design

Future Work


1. (Peer Review) Gehm, M.E., Kim, M., Fernandez, C., and Brady, D. "High-throughput, multiplexed pushbroom hyperspectral microscopy," Optics Express
2. Gehm, M.E. and Brady, D.J., High-throughput hyperspectral microscopy, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 6090 (2006), pp. 609007-, San Jose, CA, United States [12.644828]