Title

Passive optics no-moving-parts barcode scanners

Authors

Authors

Z. Yaqoob;N. A. Riza

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett.

Keywords

barcode reading; beam scanners; eye-safe operation; wavelength; multiplexing; READERS; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics; Physics, Applied

Abstract

For the first time, to the best of our knowledge, passive optics no-moving-parts barcode or one-dimensional (1-D) data scanners are reported. The proposed scanners are based on highspeed wavelength selection coupled with a planar wavelength dispersive element (such as a diffraction grating) to produce 1-D spatially scanned beams. The electronically controlled wavelength-encoded beam positioning allows for high-speed barcode or 1-D data handling operations. The demonstrated no-moving-parts barcode scanner designed to operate in the 1550-nm band exhibits high (>25 dB) dynamic range, high angular as well as linear scan resolution, eye-safe operation, and attests to the simplicity and functionality of the proposed scanners for use in barcode reading.

Journal Title

Ieee Photonics Technology Letters

Volume

16

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

954

Last Page

956

WOS Identifier

WOS:000220018500083

ISSN

1041-1135

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