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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1976
  • pp: 183–194

Laser beam scanning using computer-generated holograms

Olof Bryngdahl and Wai-Hon Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 183-194 (1976)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.15.000183


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Abstract

A new laser grating scanner concept with attractive capabilities is described. The grating used in this scanner is a computer-generated hologram. The constructional parameters of this type of computer-generated hologram are discussed. In addition to achieving a laser beam deflection, the computer-generated hologram can correct the curvature of the scanning beam. Experiments demonstrating the feasibility of this type of scanner in a drum and disk configuration are presented. Realization of two-dimensional scan patterns using computer-generated holograms is illustrated by experimental results.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 1975
Published: January 1, 1976

Citation
Olof Bryngdahl and Wai-Hon Lee, "Laser beam scanning using computer-generated holograms," Appl. Opt. 15, 183-194 (1976)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-15-1-183


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