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The Modulation Of High Power Lasers For Applications In The Printing Industry
Author(s): Ronald Gibbs
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Paper Abstract

High power lasers have been used successfully in scanning systems for direct production of printing plates and cylinders. The modulation of these lasers has posed severe technical challenges due to the high optical powers involved, combined with demanding requirements for modulation bandwidth, amplitude and beam pointing stability, and beam profile quality. Solutions to these problems are presented for two systems in current production. In both systems, a combination of careful system design and state of the art modulator design and manufacture has been necessary to achieve success in meeting the demanding system specifications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0753, Acousto-Optic, Electro-Optic, & Magneto-Optic Devices & Applications, (10 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939951
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Ronald Gibbs, Crosfield Electronics Limited (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0753:
Acousto-Optic, Electro-Optic, & Magneto-Optic Devices & Applications
John A. Lucero, Editor(s)

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