Mr. Chinh Tan
Fellow, Technical Staff at Zebra Technologies
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Area of Expertise:
optical system , laser , imaging system , barcode reading , moems
Profile Summary

Valuable team contributor with expertise in electro-optics, laser, imaging, optics, and product miniaturization. Career spans from applied research to product realization. Spearheaded, investigated and prototyped many next-generation product concepts and took them to productization. Reliable, resilient, resourceful.


· Lead optical engineering effort of a pocket-size full-color laser projection display. Lead optical engineering team in technologies introduction and product realization of various barcode reading modules, handheld and checkout scanners. Named Motorola Master Innovator.

· Developed laser focusing systems, integrated opto-mechanics, and demonstrated many generations of barcode scanner product miniaturization using VCSELs, MEMS mirrors, and precision injection molded optics.

. Hold 50 issued US and international patents, with many more pending, in the areas of laser display, barcode reading, laser beamshaping, and MEMS systems.
Publications (3)

SPIE Journal Paper | October 1, 2004
OE Vol. 43 Issue 10
KEYWORDS: Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, Tolerancing, Prototyping, Semiconductor lasers, Laser scanners, 3D scanning, Assembly tolerances, Temperature metrology, Mirrors, Scanners

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 15, 1997
Proc. SPIE. 3010, Diffractive and Holographic Device Technologies and Applications IV
KEYWORDS: Optical components, Optical filters, Gaussian beams, Diffractive optical elements, Spatial frequencies, Composites, Free space, Bessel beams, Free space optics, Modulation transfer functions

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | June 1, 1991
Proc. SPIE. 1417, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies III
KEYWORDS: Switches, Switching, Polarization, Birefringence, Molecules, Laser applications, Wave plates, Liquid crystals, Free space optics, Free space optical communications

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