Scanners: Galvanometric and Resonant

Authored by: Jean Montagu

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EOE2-120009595

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Abstract

Improved performances of competing technologies have attracted applications that were previously the domain of oscillating mechanical scanners. The advances of computer control in the industry have benefited the laser-micromachining industry, which requires a high degree of flexibility and is well adapted to digital control. Improved scanner performances as well as greater choice and more economical-associated technologies have broadened the market for scanners and stimulated new applications. This entry provides a comprehensive overview of the parameters that shape the design and, subsequently, the applications of oscillating optical scanners.

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