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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1978
  • pp: 1161–1162

Augmented laser scan equations

Leo Beiser  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 1161-1162 (1978)

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Original Manuscript: October 3, 1977
Published: April 15, 1978

Leo Beiser, "Augmented laser scan equations," Appl. Opt. 17, 1161-1162 (1978)

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  1. L. Beiser, in Laser Applications, M. Ross, Ed. (Academic, New York, 1974), Vol 2, p. 53.
  2. This nomenclature is consistent with that in Ref. 1 in which Rs and r form a design parameter in the merit factor equation m = (Rs/r)/4F2λ2 and the scanner geometry equation Rs/r = cosπ/n + 2F sinπ/n, in which n is the number of scanner facets and F = f/D.
  3. Operation in convergent light is typical of postobjective scan.
  4. In the underilluminated case, only a small fraction of the facet width is active as Do. The scan fulcrum shifts effectively to the facet surface, allowing the resolution to be expressed directly by Eq. (1).

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