Patent Number: 7,714,883

Title: Optical head, control method thereof, and image forming apparatus

Abstract: A control method for controlling an optical head having a plurality of light emitting devices, includes: dividing the plurality of light emitting devices into a plurality of blocks by grouping adjacent light emitting devices of the plurality of light emitting devices; adjusting levels of driving signals supplied to the adjacent light emitting devices for each of the plurality of blocks so that emission luminances of the adjacent light emitting devices belonging to the each of the plurality of blocks become substantially equal to each other; and adjusting emission periods so that the equalized emission luminances of the plurality of blocks become substantially equal to each other.

Inventors: Fujikawa; Shinsuke (Shino, JP), Jo; Hiroaki (Suwa, JP)

Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation

International Classification: B41J 2/435 (20060101); B41J 2/45 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018