15 May 2012 Polarization gratings for non-mechanical beam steering applications
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Over the last few years, Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a new beam steering technique that uses a stack of thin liquid crystal polarization gratings (LCPGs) to efficiently and non-mechanically steer a beam over a large field-of-regard (FOR) in discrete steps. This technology has been successfully transferred to BNS through an exclusive license agreement, and a facility has been completed to enable commercial production of these devices. This paper describes the capabilities enabled by both the LCPGs and the successful transfer of this technology.
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J. Buck, J. Buck, S. Serati, S. Serati, L. Hosting, L. Hosting, R. Serati, R. Serati, H. Masterson, H. Masterson, M. Escuti, M. Escuti, J. Kim, J. Kim, M. Miskiewicz, M. Miskiewicz, } "Polarization gratings for non-mechanical beam steering applications", Proc. SPIE 8395, Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI, 83950F (15 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921688; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.921688
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