1 July 2001 Polymeric waveguide prism-based electro-optic beam deflector
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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.
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Lin Sun, Lin Sun, Jin-ha Kim, Jin-ha Kim, Chiou-Hung Jang, Chiou-Hung Jang, Dechang An, Dechang An, Xuejun Lu, Xuejun Lu, Qingjun Zhou, Qingjun Zhou, John Martin Taboada, John Martin Taboada, Ray T. Chen, Ray T. Chen, Jeffery J. Maki, Jeffery J. Maki, Suning Tang, Suning Tang, Hua Zhang, Hua Zhang, William H. Steier, William H. Steier, Cheng H. Zhang, Cheng H. Zhang, Larry Raymond Dalton, 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 . Submission:

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