Now available: New book on Laser Scanning

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  1. Pangolin

    Pangolin Staff Member

    If you've ever wondered about how laser scanners work, how laser scanners can be used inside new products, or want to get an inside scoop on the best way to connect lasers and scanners together make a laser show projector, I just released a new book that covers all of this and more!

    ______________How they work, and how they can work for your product

    Chapter list:

    1. Example products and applications
    2. Types of laser scanners and methods of deflecting a beam
    3. Acousto-optic scanners
    4. Electro-optic scanners
    5. Mechanical scanners (introduction)
    6. Polygonal scanners
    7. Resonant scanners
    8. MEMS scanners
    9. Galvanometer scanners
    10. Scanning in one dimension
    11. Scanning in two dimensions (i.e. XY)
    12. Mirror sizing and shaping
    14. Scanning in the third dimension (dynamic z-axis focusing and defocusing)
    15. Scanner Blanking (many ways of accomplishing this)
    16. Scan lenses (F-theta, telecentric, wide-angle)
    17. Formulas, figures of merit, and datasheet parameters
    18. Servo drivers and related information
    19. Pangolin's scanner and actuator offerings
    20. In-depth review of how Pangolin gets such great performance from scanners
    21. Introduction to creating products
    22. Our 10-step product creation formula
    23. Introduction to power and signal connections
    24. Power and signal connections article reprint
    25. How to choose the right projection surface article reprint
    26. Reading list

    Plus, a BONUS CHAPTER on working with square laser beams (beams formed by edge-combining many single laser diodes).

    The Kindle version is only 99 cents, but it is an abridged version, to comply with kindle file size limitations. The Paperback version is $49.97. (I wanted to make it less expensive but Amazon tells me that the printing costs are around $44 and I'm only earning a $5 royalty at that amount...)

    The paperback has more than 340 pages and has more than 180 full color pictures and illustrations.

    You can find it on here:

    I hope you enjoy it!

    Best regards,

    William Benner