Thursday, April 15, 2010

imaging the imager

The subject of this micro-gigapan is the optical sensor of a canon powershot G1. The chip is about 8mm long and 6mm wide. While the entire length of the chip was captured, only a small portion of the width was imaged due to the highly repetitive pattern of the light sensors.

The focus stacking feature has still yet to be implemented on this microscope. As such the chip had to be very level with imaging plane. The chip was leveled using a two degree of freedom rotation stage.

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