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Design of a fast and high-precision polygonal scanner for HDTV
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Paper Abstract

With the continuing development of laser-display-technology, a new possibility for the production high level image projection is forwarded and with it the beginning of a new era in television: TV picture formats previously thought impossible, the sharpness, color intensity and unsurpassed resolution of which make the dream of home cinema a reality. The key to this experience is visible laser light in red, green and blue, projected on a screen with the aid of horizontal and vertical deflection units. In this paper, a primarily horizontal deflection system in the form of a rotating polygonal scanner is described. The design of this scanner assembly combines a double spherical air bearing with an integrated polygonal mirror for deflection and a high torque inside drive for quickly reaching high rotation. The Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF Jena) develops, from conception to assembled prototype, new self-acting precision bearing systems. This new scanner solution developed out of IOF's previous developments resulting in the first ever sealed, minimal-maintenance, self- acting bearing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3131, Optical Scanning Systems: Design and Applications, (7 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277746
Show Author Affiliations
Stefan Risse, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Volker Guyenot, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3131:
Optical Scanning Systems: Design and Applications
Leo Beiser; Stephen F. Sagan, Editor(s)

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