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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1978
  • pp: 878–884

Laser printer scanning system with a parabolic mirror

Tadashi Matsuda, Fumitaka Abe, and Hideo Takahashi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 6, pp. 878-884 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.17.000878


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Abstract

A high quality nonimpact printer at a speed of 10,000 1/min is realized by a new laser scanning system and an electrophotographic process. The laser scanning system uses a parabolic mirror for correcting line scanning distortion. When a polygonal mirror facet is placed on the axis of the parabolic mirror at about two-thirds of the focal length from the mirror surface, and the focus of the parabolic mirror is on a photosensitive drum surface. The scanning velocity distortion is reduced to less than 0.1% over ±30° of the scanning angle. The confusion circle induced by the parabolic mirror is 1 order of magnitude smaller than the spot size determined by diffraction limit. The tolerance of the length from the rotating mirror to the parabolic mirror for 0.1% distortion over ±30° scanning angle is 10% of focal length. This high speed laser printer has demonstrated the high quality printing of 10-dots/mm resolution.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 3, 1977
Published: March 15, 1978

Citation
Tadashi Matsuda, Fumitaka Abe, and Hideo Takahashi, "Laser printer scanning system with a parabolic mirror," Appl. Opt. 17, 878-884 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-17-6-878

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