What is a Field-of-View Scanner?
Technology of SP8 confocal microscope
A field-of-view scanner is an assembly of galvanometric scanning mirrors used in single-point confocal microscopes that offer the correct optical recording of large field sizes. The field-of-view scanner employs a three-mirror concept that offers superior homogeneity in illumination compared to classical two-mirror scanners, without compromising high scanning speed. The galvanometric scanners are controllable in speed and position, allowing zoom and pan functions as well as tuning the scan frequency. They also allow resting point illumination as is required for, e.g.,