Microimaging of industrial and medical intra-cavities using a miniature laser probe

J. James, R. Vinay, S. W. Lye, V. M. Murukeshan

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Imaging microfeatures from inaccessible areas requires the usage of miniature probes that can be manoeuvred and guided through to the desired location. At the same time, such a probe should be able to accommodate the essential instrumentation to realize high resolution imaging. In this context, this paper deals with the design and development of a probe distal end with adequate locomotion mechanism and its potential edge in performing microimaging. Investigations were performed mainly with product packages and fluorescent microspheres in order to demonstrate the potential edge of the probe in industrial settings, as well as clinical settings. The microimaging device designed for imaging the microfeatures of intra-cavities proved to be effective for use in package products and tissue related applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-208
Number of pages14
JournalLasers in Engineering
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Colon cancer
  • Defect reconstruction
  • Endoscopic probe
  • Image processing
  • Imaging
  • Laser probe
  • Microimaging device
  • Microspheres
  • Product packages

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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