1 December 1996 Measurement and modeling of the angular dispersion in liquid crystal broadband beam steering devices
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Liquid crystal beam steering devices behave like blazed diffraction gratings: the design wavelength can be nicely diffracted into a single order. Unfortunately, the grating nature of these devices causes strong angular dispersion of the transmitted light when the incident beam contains a broad spectrum of wavelengths. We characterized the behavior of a liquid crystal beam steerer for broadband illumination. We report experimental measurements of the impulse response of the beam steering device as a function of illumination wavelength. We also compare our results to a theoretical analysis utilizing the beam-propagation method (BPM). We find that even a simple model of the phase profile gives good agreement with the experimental measurements.
Vincent G. Dominic, Vincent G. Dominic, Alan J. Carney, Alan J. Carney, Edward A. Watson, Edward A. Watson, } "Measurement and modeling of the angular dispersion in liquid crystal broadband beam steering devices," Optical Engineering 35(12), (1 December 1996). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.601095 . Submission:
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