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Size Optimization For A Rotating Polygonal Mirror Scanner
Author(s): Y. Shereshevsky; M. Markovits
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Paper Abstract

It is shown that the optimum size of a polygonal mirror scanner for a given scan angle, entrance pupil diameter and beam folding angle of an afocal optical system is determined by the position of the axis of rotation with respect to the centre of the exit pupil. Equations for the minimal size polygon and its location are derived in the present work. This optimum size is shown to yield a facet length identical to that of a planar oscillating scanner mirror placed at the same exit pupil and for the same given parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0818, Current Developments in Optical Engineering II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.978566
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Y. Shereshevsky, Rafael - A.D.A. (Israel)
M. Markovits, Rafael - A.D.A. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0818:
Current Developments in Optical Engineering II
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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