Design, simulations and experimental investigations of a compact single mirror tip/tilt laser scanner
In this paper, we present the design aspects of a compact tip/tilt, fast steering laser scanner. The scanner is composed of one single mirror with a large active area, driven by linear electromagnetic actuators. The suspension of the mirror is based on a cone-ball bearing. Designing such a scanner requires a multi-disciplinary approach of the optics, mechanics, electromagnetic and control theories. Experimental results are presented as well to demonstrate the performance and effectiveness of the scanner developed. These results also serve to verify the analytical and simulated results.