First image! Sub-micron resolution!

A project log for BluBEAM - a scanning laser microscope

Imaging at micrometer resolution using a Blu-ray drive

andreasbetzandreas.betz 06/14/2016 at 19:422 Comments

With focusing and stage movement in place, it was time to have a go at imaging something.
So without further ado, I give you our first BluBEAM confocal micrograph!

What is it though? Well, I'm not too sure myself, but it's some kind of old prototype transistor fabricated by the guys at the Microelectronics lab in Cambridge, UK. Black regions are definitely a metal layer, created by e-beam lithography.

Anyway, the great news we get from this image is that we have a sub-micron resolution of about 680nm!
Let's see how far we can get with this now...


andreas.betz wrote 06/15/2016 at 21:09 point

Yep, that's right. All done with the big desktop system. Maybe I should point that out in the next post...

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John Stockton wrote 06/15/2016 at 11:28 point

Very nicely done.  I assume this is from your desktop emulator?  Keep up the good development work!  John

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