Hybrid Dispersion Laser Scanner
Laser scanning technology is one of the most integral parts of today’s scientific research, manufacturing, defense, and biomedicine. In many applications, high-speed scanning capability is essential for scanning a large area in a short time and multi-dimensional sensing of moving objects and dynamical processes with fine temporal resolution. Unfortunately, conventional laser scanners are often too slow, resulting in limited precision and utility. We are currently developing a new type of laser scanner which we call the hybrid dispersion laser scanner that offers about 1,000 times higher scan rates than conventional state-of-the-art laser scanners. This technology is expected to be useful for a broad range of applications including imaging, surface vibrometry, and flow cytometry.
 K. Goda, A. Mahjoubfar, C. Wang, A. Fard, J. Adam, D. R. Gossett, A. Ayazi, E. Sollier, O. Malik, E. Chen, Y. Liu, R. Brown, N. Sarkhosh, D. Di Carlo, and B. Jalali, “Hybrid dispersion laser scanner,” Scientific Reports 2, 445 (2012)