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Laser Scanning Camera
Author(s): Richard A. Knapp
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Paper Abstract

The laser scanning camera system, one of the most recent and innovative methods of photography, dates back to the early 1960's, coincident with the development of more reliable and powerful cw lasers. The laser scanning camera differs from more conventional cameras in that it generates imagery, or rather electrical analog signals of imagery, in a serial rather than parallel manner as a laser beam is scanned across some target scene. This principle has found wide application, especially in the field of nighttime aerial photography. The subjects discussed in this paper are the basic operating components, including some of the possible variations, a development and growth history at Perkin-Elmer, a description of a few of the present and potential applications, and prospects for future growth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1975
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0058, Effective Utilization and Application of Small Format Camera Systems, (1 September 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954327
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Richard A. Knapp, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0058:
Effective Utilization and Application of Small Format Camera Systems
Francis R. LaGesse, Editor(s)

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