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Achieving Optimal High Resolution In Galvanometric Scanning Systems
Author(s): Jean I. Montagu
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses methods of achieving the optimum in high resolution galvanometric scanning. When scanning systems have problems of repeatability, jitter, and wobble, the difficulties are often caused by inadequate mirror design, bonding, and/or alignment and the dynamic forces engendered by the driving torque. These issues are examined, and integral metal mirror mounts are compared with the conventional composite mirrors bonded to metal mounts. Galvanometer bearing suspension and drive electronics and how they relate to optimal high resolution are also addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0590, Infrared Technology and Applications, (1 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.951964
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Jean I. Montagu, General Scanning Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0590:
Infrared Technology and Applications
Lionel R. Baker; Andre Masson, Editor(s)

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