1 July 2001 Polymeric waveguide prism-based electro-optic beam deflector
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Optical Engineering, 40(7), (2001). doi:10.1117/1.1385164
Beam steering devices without moving parts are highly desirable for their potential application in emerging optical technologies such as holographic optical storage systems, all optical networks, and optical switches. We demonstrate a thin-film waveguide beam deflector device that consists of an electro-optic prism array within a polymer waveguide. An electrode structure defines the prism array within the planar waveguide. The deflection efficiency of 28 mrad/kV and the maximum deflection angle of ±8.4 mrad at ±300 V are obtained for this demonstration device. Further optimization of electrode-field poling and processing is likely to improve these results by at least an order of magnitude.
Lin Sun, Jin-ha Kim, Chiou-Hung Jang, Dechang An, Xuejun Lu, Qingjun Zhou, John Martin Taboada, Ray T. Chen, Jeffery J. Maki, Suning Tang, Hua Zhang, William H. Steier, Cheng H. Zhang, Larry Raymond Dalton, "Polymeric waveguide prism-based electro-optic beam deflector," Optical Engineering 40(7), (1 July 2001). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1385164

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