A quartz galvanometer for optical scanning in a laser printer application

Naoki Sugiyama, Daisuke Yamazaki, Toshitsugu Ueda

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    Abstract

    Using quartz micromachining, a compact galvanometer for optical scanning in a laser printer (LP) is developed. The merits of the device are compact size (24 mm × 24 mm × 14 mm), large scan angle (a 70° peak-to-peak effective optical angle), high speed scanning (a speed of 840 scans per second), and a structure suitable for mass production. The features of the galvanometer were evaluated and it was found that the jitter is less than 0.03%, the wobble is less than 90 μrad, and the stability of the scan angle over a temperature range of 5 to 50°C was less than a 0.5% change. These values satisfy the specifications of optical scanning in a LP.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransducers '91
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
    PublisherPubl by IEEE
    Pages734-737
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)0879425857
    Publication statusPublished - 1991
    Event1991 International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators - San Francisco, CA, USA
    Duration: 1991 Jun 241991 Jun 28

    Other

    Other1991 International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators
    CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
    Period91/6/2491/6/28

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    Sugiyama, N., Yamazaki, D., & Ueda, T. (1991). A quartz galvanometer for optical scanning in a laser printer application. In Transducers '91 (pp. 734-737). Publ by IEEE.