White Paper

Optimizing Performance Of Galvanometer-Based Laser Beam Steering

Source: Cambridge Technology, Inc.

Optimizing Performance Of Galvanometer-Based Laser Beam Steering

Technological advancements in sensors and in laser technologies have widened the galvanometer’s application range and enabled new performance levels, applications, and markets. These closed-loop galvanometers, or galvos, offer a powerful combination of advanced speed, accuracy, low cost, and flexibility that is not possible with other scanner technologies. In order to achieve the highest possible performance in any galvo application, it is important to understand the most critical parameters for positioning speed and accuracy, along with the proper design and selection of the galvo, mirror, and servo driver. This white paper presents techniques in optimizing the performance of galvanometer-based laser beam steering. Download the full paper for information on the different components of these systems, as well as how to optimize them for different positioning applications.