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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1983
  • pp: 3935–3942

Distortion-free 2-D space and surface scanners using light deflectors

Joseph Cohen-Sabban, Yael Cohen-Sabban, and Andre Roussel  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 24, pp. 3935-3942 (1983)

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Space and surface 2-D scans produced by single or twin (deflecting) mirror scanning systems are studied. The geometrical and temporal distortions they may exhibit are analyzed. A new type of scanning system is proposed, free of geometrical distortion and capable of covering any desired region in space, from the equator to the pole of its attached spherical coordinates. The drive functions required for obtaining temporally uniform space and (cylindrical) surface scans are established.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 4, 1983
Published: December 15, 1983

Joseph Cohen-Sabban, Yael Cohen-Sabban, and Andre Roussel, "Distortion-free 2-D space and surface scanners using light deflectors," Appl. Opt. 22, 3935-3942 (1983)

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