optical phased array, beam steering, 2-D optical modeling, two frequency liquid crystal
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.
Barrick, George F.; Bos, Philip J.; Titus, Charles E.; and Winker, Bruce K. (2004). Computing the Liquid Crystal Director Field in Optical Phased Arrays. Optical Engineering 43(4), 924-932. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/cpippubs/19