Unified Optical Scanning Technology
- An overview of the technology and unifying principles, including active and passive scanning, optical transfer, and system architecture
- In-depth chapters on scanning theory and processes, scanned resolution, scanner devices and techniques, and the control of scanner beam misplacemen
- A comprehensive review of the government-sponsored research of agile beam steering, now primed for commercial adaptation
- A unique focus on the Lagrange invariant and its revealing resolution invariant
Chapter 1. Introduction—Technology Overview and Unifying Principles.
1.1 Optical Scanning Characteristics and Disciplines.
1.2 Active and Passive Scanning.
1.3 Input, Output, and Remote Sensing Systems.
1.4 Optical and Resolution Invariants; Optical Transfer.
1.5 System Architecture.
Chapter 2. Scanning Theory and Processes.
2.1 The Point Spread Function and Its Convolution.
2.2 Quantized or Digitized Scan.
2.3 Gaussian Beam Propagation.
2.4 Scanned Quality and Modulation Transfer Function.
Chapter 3. Scanned Resolution.
3.1 Influence and Significance of Scanned Resolution.
3.2 Aperture Shape Factor.
3.3 The Resolution Equation, the Resolution Invariant, and Beam Propagation.
3.4 Augmented Resolution.
3.5 Resolution in Passive and Remote Sensing Systems.
Chapter 4. Scanner Devices and Techniques.
4.1 Scanner Technology Organization.
4.2 High-Inertia Scanning.
4.3 Rotating Polygons.
4.4 Holographic Scanners.
4.5 Oscillatory (Vibrational) Scanners.
4.6 Scanner-Lens Relationships.
4.7 Low-Inertia Scanning.
4.8 Acoustooptic Scanners .
4.9 Electrooptic (Gradient) Scanners.
4.10 Agile Beam Steering.
Chapter 5. Control of Scanner Beam Misplacement.
5.1 Cross-Scan Error and Its Correction.
5.2 The Ghost Image and Its Elimination.
Chapter 6. Summary—Major Scanner Characteristics.
6.1 Comparison of Major Scanner Types.