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High-resolution high-speed laser recording and printing using low-speed polygons
Author(s): Mahmoud Razzaghi
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Paper Abstract

The deflecting facet of a rotating polygon is used very efficiently to perform multiple deflection of a laser beam in an underfilled mode with the help of a fixed mirror. The resulting larger deflection angle and higher resolution allow the use of a large number of facets on the polygon without compromising on facet width or resolution. By special configuration of the beam, the major part of cross scan facet error, which tends to multiply accordingly, is reduced in a self-correcting mode during the multiple-deflection process. The remaining part of the error is corrected through the anamorphic imaging optics. With the large number of facets allowing low rotational speeds, and with relaxed tolerances and simple optics, practical and cost-effective high-resolution and high-speed laser recorders and printers are made possible. Closed form formulas are developed for ray tracing and design of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1458, Printing Technologies for Images, Gray Scale, and Color, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46347
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Mahmoud Razzaghi, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1458:
Printing Technologies for Images, Gray Scale, and Color
Derek B. Dove; Takao Abe; Joachim L. Heinzl, Editor(s)

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