US 9,810,896 B2
Microscope device and microscope system
Daisuke Nishiwaki, Tokyo (JP)
Assigned to OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Nov. 24, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/552,043.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-263050 (JP), filed on Dec. 19, 2013; and application No. 2014-114393 (JP), filed on Jun. 2, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0177506 A1, Jun. 25, 2015
Int. Cl. G02B 21/36 (2006.01); G02B 21/06 (2006.01); G02B 21/16 (2006.01); G02B 21/22 (2006.01); H04N 13/02 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 21/367 (2013.01) [G02B 21/06 (2013.01); G02B 21/16 (2013.01); G02B 21/22 (2013.01); G02B 21/36 (2013.01); H04N 13/021 (2013.01); H04N 13/0221 (2013.01); H04N 13/0228 (2013.01); H04N 13/0239 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A microscope device comprising:
an illumination optical system that illuminates a specimen with a light sheet; and
a stereo image capturing device that captures images of the specimen in a plurality of different directions in which a resolution based on a triangulation method in a Z direction orthogonal to a direction of a single light sheet formed on the specimen by the illumination optical system is less than a thickness in the Z direction of light sheet illumination that comprises the single light sheet,
wherein the stereo image capturing device includes:
an image capturing device that captures an image of the specimen; and
a detection optical system that forms an optical image of the specimen on the image capturing device, and
wherein the thickness in the Z direction of light sheet illumination that comprises the single light sheet is equal to or less than a focal depth of the detection optical system.