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Specifying the Scanning Subsystem
Author(s): Peter M. Emmel
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Paper Abstract

Like most other engineering efforts, specifying scanners is a balancing act between objectives and constraints. There are numerous papers given each year about specific sys-tems, how their particular objectives were achieved, and some of the resulting specifications. In contrast, this paper treats the objectives and constraints of laser scanning in a generic way, so as to reveal the commonalities of such systems. The resulting outline (figures 4 thru 7) should be used as a checklist to test the completeness of any particular scanner specification. A distinction is made between specifications whose purpose is "design control" and those whose purpose is "performance verification". Finally attention is focused on specifying "jitter", one of the unavoidable error factors in scanning systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0607, Optical Component Specifications for Laser-based Systems and Other Modern Optical Systems, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.956367
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Peter M. Emmel, Mendon Optronics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0607:
Optical Component Specifications for Laser-based Systems and Other Modern Optical Systems
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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