A review is presented of current and expected performance of semiconductor laser diodes for use in optical printers. Improved reliability, power output, and component reproducibility for devices emitting between 700-800 nm are expected to facilitate development of printers operating with up to 100 pages per minute throughput.
Frederick W. Scholl,
Michael H. Coden,
"Semiconductor Lasers For Optical Scanning Systems", Proc. SPIE 0299, Advances in Laser Scanning Technology, (26 April 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932565; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932565