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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1974
  • pp: 1179–1183

Laser Pattern Generation Using X–Y Beam Deflection

J. Raamot and V. J. Zaleckas  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 1179-1183 (1974)

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A laser pattern generator has been developed using galvanometers for x-y beam deflection. The system can be operated in a random access mode, using optical beam position detection with digital computer control. In addition, it can be operated as a flying spot scanner in a raster type scan format using master transparency interrogation to produce simultaneously a laser machined copy of the master. In either mode, the system is characterized by high accuracy, high speed laser machining over a large field.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 21, 1973
Published: May 1, 1974

J. Raamot and V. J. Zaleckas, "Laser Pattern Generation Using X–Y Beam Deflection," Appl. Opt. 13, 1179-1183 (1974)

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  1. B. N. Szabados, N. K. Sinah, C. D. DiCenzo, IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. Contr. Instrum. 69 (1972).
  2. D. E. O’Brien, “Sensitivity Analysis of the Optimal Regulator Control of a Galvanometer Beam Deflection System,” Masters Thesis, Lehigh University (1973).

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