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Artistic laser processing using a segmented pixel drawing method with random dot arrangement
Author(s): Hirokazu Fujiwara; Noriyo Sakurada; Yoshio Ishii; Kazuhiro Watanabe
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Paper Abstract

A segmented pixel drawing (SPD) method has been proposed in our laboratory in order to create not only an accurate tone expression but also an artistic tasteful expression which has been expressed by peculiar visual effects and tones from a digital image. The visual effects and tones can be expressed by various surface structures in each segmented pixel. The segmented pixel consists of a dot-matrix arrangement with a controllable dot size. In this SPD method, a slab, RF excited CO2 laser developed in our laboratory has been used. A transparent acrylic board was used for the processed material because of its high absorptivity to a CO2 laser. In this study, random dot arrangement has been introduced to the SPD method in order to create a natural and smooth artistic work. By introducing the random dot arrangement, inconspicuous boundary of each pixel and fluent tone change have been realized. Fluent tone was expressed by number of dots in a pixel which is calculated from a logarithm function. Changing the exposed energy for each dot, a size of dot can be flexibly controlled to create various visual effects. From digital image, a tasteful artistic work which has a smooth boundary and fluent changing tone has been successfully obtained by using random dot arrangement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5120, XIV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.515830
Show Author Affiliations
Hirokazu Fujiwara, Soka Univ. (Japan)
Noriyo Sakurada, Soka Univ. (Japan)
Yoshio Ishii, Soka Univ. (Japan)
Kazuhiro Watanabe, Soka Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5120:
XIV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
Krzysztof M. Abramski; Edward F. Plinski; Wieslaw Wolinski, Editor(s)

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