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):

Report Date:

1986-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE