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Laser Scanning

Theory and Applications

Ever since the invention of laser by Schawlow and Townes in 1958, various innovative ideas of laser-based applications emerge very year. At the same time, scientists and engineers keep on improving laser's power density, size, and cost which patch up the gap between theories and implementations. More importantly, our everyday life is changed and influenced by lasers even though we may not be fully aware of its existence. For example, it is there in cross-continent phone calls, price tag scanning in supermarkets, pointers in the classrooms, printers in the offices, accurate metal cutting in machine shops, etc. In this volume, we focus the recent developments related to laser scanning, a very powerful technique used in features detection and measurement. We invited researchers who do fundamental works in laser scanning theories or apply the principles of laser scanning to tackle problems encountered in medicine, geodesic survey, biology and archaeology. Twenty-eight chapters contributed by authors around the world to constitute this comprehensive book.

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Laser ScanningTheory and ApplicationsEdited by Chau-Chang Wang

Published: April 26th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/630

ISBN: 978-953-307-205-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4494-6

Copyright year: 2011

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82386 Total Chapter Downloads

28 Crossref Citations

89 Web of Science Citations

88 Dimensions Citations


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1. Quantitative Surface Characterisation Using Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy

By Steven Tomovich, Zhongxiao Peng, Chengqing Yuan and Xinping Yan


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2. Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy: Applications for Imaging Dynamic Processes in Skin In Vivo

By Melissa Chu, Nikiforos Kollias and Michael A. Luedtke


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3. Correcting Airborne Laser Scanning Intensity Data

By Ants Vain and Sanna Kaasalainen


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4. LIDAR Remote Sensing Applications in Automated Urban Feature Extraction

By Poonam S. Tiwari and Hina Pande


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5. The Basics of Confocal Microscopy

By Vineeta Rai and Nrisingha Dey


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6. Rigid Confocal Endoscopy of the Larynx

By Tino Just, Joachim Stave, Oliver Stachs, Gabriele Witt, Rudolf Guthoff and Hans Wilhelm Pau


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7. High Precision and Fast Functional Mapping of Brain Circuitry through Laser Scanning Photostimulation and Fast Dye Imaging

By Xiangmin Xu


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8. Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy in Dermatology: Manual and Automated Diagnosis of Skin Tumours

By Wiltgen Marco


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9. Application of in vivo Laser Scanning Microscopy to Visualise the Penetration of a Fluorescent Dye in Solution and in Liposomes into the Skin after Pre-Treatment with Microneedles

By Meinke Martina C., Kruithof Annelieke C., Bal Suzanne M., Bouwstra Joke A. and Lademann Jürgen


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10. Application of Laser Scanning Cytometry to Clinical and Laboratory Hematology

By Takayuki Tsujioka and Kaoru Tohyama


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11. Fluorescence Immunohistochemistry by Confocal Laser-Scanning Microscopy for Studies of Semi-Ultrathin Specimens of Epoxy Resin-Embedded Samples

By Shin-ichi Iwasaki and Hidekazu Aoyagi


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12. Determination of Subcellular Localization of Flavonol in Cultured Cells by Laser Scanning

By Rie Mukai, Junji Terao, Yasuhito Shirai, Naoaki Saito and Hitoshi Ashida


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13. Second Harmonic Generation Signal from Biological Materials Using Multi-Functional Two-Photon Laser Scanning Microscopy

By Ali Hussain Reshak


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14. On the Airborne Lidar Contribution in Archaeology: from Site Identification to Landscape Investigation

By Nicola Masini, Rosa Coluzzi and Rosa Lasaponara


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15. Characterization of Ancient Ceramic Matrices with High Resolution Microscopy Methods

By S. Mohammadamin Emami, Johannes Volkmar and Reinhard Trettin


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16. Application of Non-Destructive Techniques to the Recording and Modelling of Palaeolithic Rock Art

By Diego Gonzalez-Aguilera, Pablo Rodriguez-Gonzalvez, Juan Mancera-Taboada, Angel Muñoz-Nieto, Jesus Herrero-Pascual, Javier Gomez-Lahoz and Inmaculada Picon-Cabrera


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17. Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy Characterization of Conservation Products Distribution in Building Stone Porous Network

By Zoghlami, K. and Gomez Gras, D.


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18. Applications in Complex Systems

By Thomas L. White, T. Bond Calloway, Robin L. Brigmon, Kimberly E. Kurtis and Amal R. Jayapalan


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19. Visualization of Sorption Dynamics: Application of Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope Technique

By Takashi Hasegawa, Kiyoshi Matsumoto and Toshiro Matsui


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20. An Inspection of Some Hydrogenated Carbon Fibers by Scanning Electron Microscopy and Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy

By Antonio Madroñero and Jose Ma Amo


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21. Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope: A Very Useful Tool in Multilayer Capsules

By Liqin Ge


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22. Integration of Laser Scanning and Imagery for Photorealistic 3D Architectural Documentation

By José Luis Lerma, Santiago Navarro, Miriam Cabrelles, Ana Elena Seguí, Naif Haddad and Talal Akasheh


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23. Application of Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy to the In-situ and Ex-situ Study of Corrosion Processes

By Rafael Leiva-García, José García-Antón and Ma José Muñoz-Portero


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24. Registration between Multiple Laser Scanner Data Sets

By Fei Deng


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25. Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data Integration in Surveying Engineering

By Bahadır Ergün


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26. Design, Calibration and Application of a Seafloor Laser Scanner

By Chau-Chang Wang, Da-jung Tang and Todd Hefner


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27. Scanning and Image Reconstruction Techniques in Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy

By Peng Xi, Yujia Liu and Qiushi Ren


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28. A New Laser Scanning System for Computed Radiography

By Qibo Feng, Meng Zheng, Shuangyun Shao and Zhan Gao


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