Accession Number : ADD004811

Title :   Laser Scan Converter.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Oharek,Frank J

Report Date : 05 Apr 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A laser scan converter is disclosed which converts the scan of a laser light beam in one plane - say, a horizontal plane - into a scan thereof in another plane - say, a vertical plane. The invention comprises a rotating multi-faceted mirror which, as it rotates, intercepts in a first plane a laser light beam that optionally has passed through a semi-mirror and reflectively scans it back to the reflective surface of said semi-mirror which re-reflects and redirects it to a full mirror which, in turn, re-re-reflects and re-redirects it to a predetermined surface of a utilization apparatus, the surface of which is located in a second plane that is different from the aforesaid first plane - say, one that is perpendicular thereto. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Lasers, *Scanners, *Converters, Mirrors

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE