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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1980
  • pp: 1105–1112

Application of gradient-index fiber arrays to copying machines

Motoaki Kawazu and Yukio Ogura  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 1105-1112 (1980)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.19.001105


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Abstract

A gradient-index fiber array arranged in a plurality of rows, which forms an erect image with unit magnification, is employed as a novel optical system for use in a copying machine. In this paper, the optical characteristics of the fiber array are discussed. In particular, an equation indicating the quantity of light for slit-exposure scanning is introduced. The f/No. of the N-row array is defined in a form equivalent to the f/No. of a conventional lens.

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History
Original Manuscript: June 27, 1979
Published: April 1, 1980

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Motoaki Kawazu and Yukio Ogura, "Application of gradient-index fiber arrays to copying machines," Appl. Opt. 19, 1105-1112 (1980)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-19-7-1105

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