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Laser Scanning Techniques
Author(s): Vernon J. Fowler
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Paper Abstract

Early in the laser era, a wide variety of laser beam deflection techniques were explored. The most enduring among these have been acousto-optical and driven-mirror methods, which have been successfully applied in many electro-optical systems and are generally preferred for new systems. Some progress has also been made in electro-optical deflectors, which have produced deflection resolutions of hundreds of lines in both digital and phased-array embodiments. These methods are reviewed with respect to resolution. and scanning frequency capabilities now attainable.

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Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0053, Laser Recording and Information Handling Technology I, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.954196
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Vernon J. Fowler, GTE Laboratories Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0053:
Laser Recording and Information Handling Technology I
Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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