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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1976
  • pp: 3084–3088

Focus path of a laser beam deflected by a prismatic polygon mirror: its calculation and optimization

U. Bergmann, K. Klose, and L. Spiess  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 3084-3088 (1976)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.15.003084


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Abstract

The focus path of a laser beam deflected by a prismatic polygon mirror was calculated. It is shown that the larger the focal distance of the objective or the polygon radius, the closer the focus path approaches a straight scanning line. Especially in the case of small pattern scanning, a remarkably small deviation between actual focus path and straight scanning line can be achieved by suitable sizing and arrangement of the optical elements.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 9, 1976
Published: December 1, 1976

Citation
U. Bergmann, K. Klose, and L. Spiess, "Focus path of a laser beam deflected by a prismatic polygon mirror: its calculation and optimization," Appl. Opt. 15, 3084-3088 (1976)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-15-12-3084


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References

  1. L. Beiser, in Technical Program, Electro-Optics Systems Design Conference (1972), p. 255.
  2. L. Beiser, “Laser Scanning Systems,” in Laser Applications, M. Ross, Ed. (Academic, New York, 1974), Vol. 2, pp. 53–159.

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