Publication Title

Optical Engineering

Publication Date

4-2004

Document Type

Article

Keywords

optical phased array, beam steering, 2-D optical modeling, two frequency liquid crystal

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

Optical phased arrays using birefringent liquid crystals can efficiently steer a laser communication beam to a small angle. The algorithm presented derives a thickness for the liquid crystal cell and computes a sequence of voltages for the device electrodes that best deflects the beam. (C) 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Comments

Copyright 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1666821.


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