Accession Number : ADD012384

Title :   High Resolution Optical Fiber Print Head.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Meier,Michael J

Report Date : 20 May 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A high resolution printing head for a line printer using photographic recording medium has a plurality of modules connected to form a two dimensional printing array. Each module has three fiber optic ribbons bonded together to form a staggered array of fibers. An apertured mask is photolithographically attached to the two dimensional array so that there is one aperture positioned over each fiber. The aperture has a cross-section less than the fiber so there is no overlapping of output light from each fiber and the apertures are also staggered so that a three fold increase in line density is achieved over conventional single ribbon arrays.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTERS, *PRINTING EQUIPMENT, PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, ARRAYS, HIGH RESOLUTION, PRINTERS(DATA PROCESSING), RECORDING SYSTEMS, TWO DIMENSIONAL, FIBER OPTICS, DENSITY, LIGHT, OUTPUT, PRINTING, FIBER OPTICS

Subject Categories : Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE