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Optical Engineering

Deflection of A Circular Scanning Mirror Under Angular Acceleration
Author(s): D. A. Conrad
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Paper Abstract

During turn-around a scanning mirror may be subjected to severe angular acceleration which can cause surface deflection of sufficient magnitude to distort the image significantly. In this paper a solution is developed for a circular mirror for a particular method of application of the direction-reversing forces. Parametric curves are presented which allow computation of the deflection as a function of mirror size and point of load application. An example is computed in which the deflection is a significant fraction of the optical wave length.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1975
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 14(1) 140146 doi: 10.1117/12.7971763
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 14, Issue 1
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D. A. Conrad, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)

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