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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2001
  • pp: 4547–4556

FOCOIVA lens: a scanner in the lateral and longitudinal directions

S. Vázquez-Montiel, Tetsuya Suzuki, and Morio Hosoya  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 25, pp. 4547-4556 (2001)

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We propose what to our knowledge is a novel optical system that can scan an optical axis simultaneously in the perpendicular and the longitudinal directions (a two-dimensional scanner), which we have named the FOCOIVA (acronym for focal constant and image variable) lens system. We give the equations for first-order analysis and also the equations of motion for the lenses. Examples calculated with these equations are presented, and finally we give the optical designs for the writing system that will be used for a reader of digital documents.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

Original Manuscript: August 14, 2000
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2001
Published: September 1, 2001

S. Vázquez-Montiel, Tetsuya Suzuki, and Morio Hosoya, "FOCOIVA lens: a scanner in the lateral and longitudinal directions," Appl. Opt. 40, 4547-4556 (2001)

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