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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2008
  • pp: 386–398

Single-mirror beam steering system: analysis and synthesis of high-order conic-section scan patterns

Yajun Li  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 3, pp. 386-398 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.000386


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Abstract

The vector approach introduced in an early paper for modeling mirror-scanning devices [Y. Li, Appl. Opt. 34, 6417 (1995)] provides the basis of a rigorous study of the scan field generated by a single-mirror beam steering system, in which a hinged movable mirror is able to turn about a fixed pivot point to steering a single laser beam. Because of fewer constraints on mirror angular motion, the system may behave like a true point source for both vector and raster scanning applications. After a summary of the expressions for scan fields generated under different conditions, some fundamental and advanced topics of the single-mirror system are addressed: (1) basic parameters of high-order conic-section scan patterns, (2) scanning spot kinematics, (3) effect of input offset and pixels distortions on two-dimensional images displayed on screens of different formats, (4) mapping and its inverse between the mirror vector space and the scan vector space, and (5) single-mirror beam steering system as a one-element reflective and continuous image zooming device.

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OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(120.5800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scanners
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design

History
Original Manuscript: June 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2007
Published: January 17, 2008

Citation
Yajun Li, "Single-mirror beam steering system: analysis and synthesis of high-order conic-section scan patterns," Appl. Opt. 47, 386-398 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-3-386


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