Maskless DNA Array Synthesizer Using An Object-Plane Microlens Array
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-24
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An object-plane microlens array can significantly improve the spot size resolution of a maskless DNA array synthesizer by effectively reducing the SLM's fill factor and concentrating illumination energy at the center of each microspot. A similar optical design configuration could also function as a massively-parallel, confocal fluorescence microscope for chip readout.