14 November 1988 Scanning Motion; Opto-Mechanical Considerations
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Proceedings Volume 0959, Optomechanical and Electro-Optical Design of Industrial Systems; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947775
Event: SPIE International Symposium on Optical Engineering and Industrial Sensing for Advance Manufacturing Technologies, 1988, Dearborn, MI, United States
The field of electro-optics has grown enormously in the last 25 years. As a consequence, both optics and optical engineering have mushroomed. The mechanical engineer, during this period, has been patiently providing the necessary support technology to achieve precision instrument design. Within the last 5 years, the discipline of opto-mechanical engineering has been emerging as a driving force to channel information to the precision mechanical engineer. In an overview article, "Opto-Mechanical Instrument Design", one of the key subtopics is "Scanning Motion." This paper is about that subtopic, specifically directed to the precision mechanical engineer and his involvement with Mirror Scanning Motion Systems. The purpose of this paper is to inform the mechanical engineer as to the many considerations necessary during the design and development of a precision instrument. The logical starting point will be the fundamentals for opto-mechanical engineering as established by Dan Vukobratovich. The glossary at the end is an attempt to define many of the terms in his notes, plus any others that have arisen. These definitions are not for the physicist, electrical engineer, or mathematician, but for the mechanical engineer. The body of this paper covers over fifty papers which can be located by using the key words "mirror" and "scanning" and limiting the search to the past 5 years.
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Roger S. Reiss, Roger S. Reiss, "Scanning Motion; Opto-Mechanical Considerations", Proc. SPIE 0959, Optomechanical and Electro-Optical Design of Industrial Systems, (14 November 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947775; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947775

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