Abstract

The design parameters of the prism scanner appropriate to systems design are investigated analytically using a thin prism approximation and a more exact thick prism analysis. The results are specialized to the case of the spiral mode but the method is applicable to other modes.Design equations and curves are derived for the spiral scanner using the thin prism approximation. By more exact analysis, it is shown that the thin prism analysis is adequate for preliminary design. The results are checked experimentally and are in excellent agreement.

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  1. F. R. Jenkins and H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1950), 2nd ed., p. 31.
  2. This is average frame time; maximum time between successive scans at the edge of center is twice the average frame time.
  3. A negative angle refers to an angle of incidence above the normal line.

Jenkins, F. R.

F. R. Jenkins and H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1950), 2nd ed., p. 31.

White, H. E.

F. R. Jenkins and H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1950), 2nd ed., p. 31.

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F. R. Jenkins and H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1950), 2nd ed., p. 31.

This is average frame time; maximum time between successive scans at the edge of center is twice the average frame time.

A negative angle refers to an angle of incidence above the normal line.

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