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Optical Design Problems In Laser Scanning And Reading Systems
Author(s): A. D. Berg
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this paper is to offer a working set of principles to allow anyone with adequate general background but no specific laser optical experience to be aware of the various parameter trade offs required to design a laser scanning system. A set of formulae are developed to determine the parameters involved in the specification of a laser scanning system and, unless stated, all units are centimeters and radians. The discussion assumes a simple Gaussian beam intensity distribution of the lowest order -- TEM00 The effect of higher order modes is considered briefly at the end of the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 1975
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0069, Optical Design Problems in Laser Systems, (24 November 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954542
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A. D. Berg, Coherent Radiation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0069:
Optical Design Problems in Laser Systems
Walter R. Sooy, Editor(s)

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