22 June 2015 Analysis of adaptive laser scanning optical system with focus-tunable components
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This work presents a primary analysis of an adaptive laser scanner based on two-mirror beam-steering device and focustunable components (lenses with tunable focal length). It is proposed an optical scheme of an adaptive laser scanner, which can focus the laser beam in a continuous way to a required spatial position using the lens with tunable focal length. This work focuses on a detailed analysis of the active optical or opto-mechanical components (e.g. focus-tunable lenses) mounted in the optical systems of laser scanners. The algebraic formulas are derived for ray tracing through different configurations of the scanning optical system and one can calculate angles of scanner mirrors and required focal length of the tunable-focus component provided that the position of the focused beam in 3D space is given with a required tolerance. Computer simulations of the proposed system are performed using MATLAB.
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P. Pokorný, P. Pokorný, A. Mikš, A. Mikš, J. Novák, J. Novák, P. Novák, P. Novák, } "Analysis of adaptive laser scanning optical system with focus-tunable components", Proc. SPIE 9525, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection IX, 95252I (22 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2184035; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2184035
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