Sector(s): Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Creative Industries, Engineering & Manufacturing, Information & Communications Technologies
Researchers at the University of Glasgow have developed a novel, low-cost hybrid imaging technique, 3D Micro Snapshot, which permits 3D images to be captured in a single snapshot and with extended depth-of-field (DOF).
Traditional methods to capture 3D images have proven to be elaborate, costly and exhibit long acquisition times. Currently, constant refocusing is necessary to observe a deep sample, and “focus stack” techniques, in which a large number of images are taken sequentially varying the focal point in steps, are used to reconstruct extended-range images. The major microscopy manufacturers include modules in their products to achieve this.
3D Micro Snapshot provides a simple single-snapshot solution, extending performance while maintaining image quality.