Special Issue "Laser Scanning and Applications"
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2. Doctoral School, Polytechnic University of Timisoara, 300006 Timisoara, Romania
Interests: optomechatronics; laser systems; biomedical imaging; optical coherence tomography (OCT); measuring systems; optical metrology; materials study; biomaterials characterization
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Laser scanning is utilized in a myriad of applications, from commercial (barcode scanning and printers) to industrial (including laser manufacturing, 3D printing, and optical metrology) and high-end, the latter in biomedical imaging (including confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT)), non-destructive testing (NDT), Remote Sensing, and Security and Defense. All such applications involve sensing as a critical aspect.
Laser scanners include the most common galvanometer scanners, fast-rotational polygon mirrors, and refractive systems, such as scanners with lenses or prisms (the latter with the most utilized Risley prisms). Other scanners, such as acousto- or electro–optical, are also of interest. The tendency to miniaturize such devices imposed the development of Micro-Electro–Mechanical Systems (MEMS).
Scanning can be 1D, 2D, 3D, and even 4D, the latter time-included. Scanning modalities include common raster scanning, Lissajous, spiral, Risley-based, or, lately, adaptive scanning—to mention just a few.
All of the above concern the topic of laser scanning and define the aims of this Special Issue. Different aspects are of interest for the development and optimizations of different scanning systems, including optical, mechanical (as mobile, sometimes fast-moving elements are involved; therefore, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is necessary to assess structural integrity and functional deformations), electro–mechanical design and manufacturing, opto–mechanical (for errors evaluations and measures to tackle them), and control and automation (for precise positioning and control of moving elements). Included research can address theoretical aspects, simulations, and experimental works.
While this forum is open to all researchers, it also provides a selection of papers presented at the 2nd International Conference ‘Advances in 3OM: Opto-Mechatronics, Opto-Mechanics, and Optical Metrology’, Dec. 11-14, 2023, organized in Timisoara, Romania, European Capital of Culture in 2023.
Prof. Dr. Virgil-Florin Duma
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- laser scanning
- optical devices
- laser systems
- galvanometer scanners
- risley prisms
- polygon mirrors
- MEMS and MOEMS
- Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
- control and automation
- imaging techniques
- Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
- lasers in medicine
- optical metrology
- Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
- laser manufacturing
- remote sensing
- security and defense