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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 1999
  • pp: 3598–3601

Linear cylindrical taper as optical line source

Jan Popelek, Yao Li, and Ting Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 16, pp. 3598-3601 (1999)

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We propose to use a linear cylindrical taper as an optical line illuminator for various light-emitting-diode-based emerging scanning and display applications. A simple model to explain the mechanism of this line illuminator is presented. Experimental verifications are performed, and main performance characteristics are discussed.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(150.2950) Machine vision : Illumination
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources

Original Manuscript: September 22, 1998
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 1999
Published: June 1, 1999

Jan Popelek, Yao Li, and Ting Wang, "Linear cylindrical taper as optical line source," Appl. Opt. 38, 3598-3601 (1999)

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