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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1983
  • pp: 615–618

Distortion in a 2-D scan pattern generated by combining a plane mirror and a regular polygon scanner

R. Hradaynath and A. K. Jaiswal  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 615-618 (1983)

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The distortion in a 2-D scan pattern generated by a system of a plane mirror and a regular polygon scanner was investigated using the matrix formulation of reflection by plane mirrors. A particular configuration involving the two scan elements was identified which does not introduce any distortion in its 2-D scan pattern.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 17, 1982
Published: February 15, 1983

R. Hradaynath and A. K. Jaiswal, "Distortion in a 2-D scan pattern generated by combining a plane mirror and a regular polygon scanner," Appl. Opt. 22, 615-618 (1983)

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  1. L. Levi, Applied Optics: A Guide to Optical System Design, Vol. 1 (Wiley, New York, 1968).
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  3. U.S. Patent3,764,192, “Optical Raster Scan Generator,” 9Oct.1973, assigned to Hughes Aircraft Co.

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