1 August 1990 Modulator-induced streaking artifact in laser film printer images
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Abstract
The visibility of the modulatorinduced streaking artifact in the images from a laser film printer has been observed and analyzed. These streaks which occur in the printing of a light (low density) area after the printing of a dark (high density) area can be ascribed to the reflection of acoustic power in the acoustooptic modulator. By comparing the fractional transmission change in the light area (due to the reflection of acoustic power used for the printing of the dark area) with a visual threshold contrast the visibility of streaks can be determined. These results are found to be in good agreement with experiments. Specifications on the maximum acoustic reflection coefficient for the suppression of streaking visibility are also given. 1.
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Kwok Leung Yip, David Kessler, Scott J. Daly, "Modulator-induced streaking artifact in laser film printer images", Proc. SPIE 1254, Optical Hard Copy and Printing Systems, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19844; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19844
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