Laser scanner jitter characterization

Yi Ting Chen*, Terry Nelson, Tami Ogle, Hong Ren, Mark Shaw, Jan P. Allebach

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Abstract

The electrophotographic (EP) process is widely used in imaging systems such as laser printers and office copiers. In the EP process, laser scanner jitter is a common artifact that mainly appears along the scan direction due to the condition of polygon facets. Prior studies have not focused on the periodic characteristic of laser scanner jitter in terms of the modeling and analysis. This paper addresses the periodic characteristic of laser scanner jitter in the mathematical model. In the Fourier domain, we derive an analytic expression for laser scanner jitter in general, and extend the expression assuming a sinusoidal displacement. This leads to a simple closed-form expression in terms of Bessel functions of the first kind. We further examine the relationship between the continuous-space halftone image and the periodic laser scanner jitter. The simulation results show that our proposed mathematical model predicts the phenomenon of laser scanner jitter effectively, when compared to the characterization using a test pattern, which consists of a flat field with 25% dot coverage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNIP 2013
Subtitle of host publication29th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2013
Pages281-285
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2013
Event29th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, NIP 2013 and Digital Fabrication 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 29 Sep 20133 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Digital Printing Technologies
ISSN (Print)2169-4362
ISSN (Electronic)2169-4451

Conference

Conference29th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, NIP 2013 and Digital Fabrication 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period29/09/133/10/13

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