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Simultaneous position and angle control for outgoing laser beam design using two galvanometer mirrors
Author(s): Tomohiko Hayakawa; Masatoshi Ishikawa
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Paper Abstract

In this study, we propose a laser beam pointing method that allows for simultaneous control of position and angle using two commercially available galvanometer mirrors. Two mirrors are placed next to each other. Mathematical calculations show that the outgoing beam angle for the system is defined by the control angles of the two mirrors, and the one-dimensional position of the outgoing beam is defined by the angles of the two mirrors and the distance between their rotational centers. Using a line laser, two galvanometer mirrors, and a camera, we confirmed that the one-dimensional position and angle can be controlled using the proposed method. This method can be used for dynamic fabrication and manufacturing in future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10085, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems III, 100850Z (22 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2250262
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Tomohiko Hayakawa, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masatoshi Ishikawa, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10085:
Components and Packaging for Laser Systems III
Alexei L. Glebov; Paul O. Leisher, Editor(s)

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