The ScanImage Machine Configuration Editor can be accessed by selecting the Machine Configuration... option in the File Menu on the Main Controls panel.
SlmScan Acquisition System
Each Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) used with ScanImage needs to configured as a SlmScan Acquisition system. SlmScan allows to use the SLM as a raster scanner for imaging. This simplifies the alignment procedure of the SLM and the main imaging system (ResScan / LinScan).
ScanImage currently supports two types of SLMs:
Meadowlark SLMs using an external controller box (PCIe-PCIe link)
The digitizer for acquiring PMT channels. The digitizer can be shared with ResScan or LinScan.
Auxiliary Digital I/O DAQ
The NI-DAQ board to import the SLM Update Trigger
Meadowlark SLMs: The Beams or FastZ DAQ board in the PXI chassis
Other SLMs: None
The NI-DAQ controlling the Pockels-cell in the SLM's optical path
The LinearScanner (galvo/galvo scanner) that is in series with the SLM on the optical path.
Effective Focal Length
The effective focal length of the microsope in millimeter.
Zero Order Beam Block Radius
The diameter of the zero order beam block radius in percent of the SLM's field of view.
SLM Update Trigger Input Terminal
The PFI terminal on the Auxiliary DAQ, to which the SLM Update Trigger is connected.
Meadowlark SLMs: PFI0
Other SLMs: None
SLM Update Trigger Signal Polarity
Meadowlark SLMs: Falling
SLM Configuration Page
Meadowlark SLM Configuration
The Meadowlark SLM Controller features trigger inputs and outputs. The controller terminal 'Output B' is a trigger that indicates that a new phase mask was written to the SLM. This trigger can be imported in ScanImage to increase the frame rate during raster scanning. Connect the 'Output B' to the PFI terminal specified in the SlmScan configuration page (Auxiliary Digital I/O board / SLM Update Trigger Input Terminal).
The pixel resolution of the SLM
The pixel pitch of the SLM
Currently ScanImage does not use the Overdrive feature of the Meadowlark SLMs.