1 November 2007 Wide-angle achromatic prism beam steering for infrared countermeasures and imaging applications: solving the singularity problem in the two-prism design
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A two-rotating-prism system is an inexpensive lightweight two-dimensional beam steering device. It can be designed to be achromatic over a wide spectral range. However, the current two-prism achromatic design has a singularity problem at the center of the "field of view": if a beam is to be steered through the center, one of the prisms must make an instantaneous 90° flip. In our work we proposed a solution to this problem by adding a third prism to the system. The main thrust of this study was optimization of the apparatus by minimizing dispersion effects as well as predicting the theoretical speed and manner in which the beam may be steered.
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Philip J. Bos, Philip J. Bos, Henry Garcia, Henry Garcia, Vassili Sergan, Vassili Sergan, } "Wide-angle achromatic prism beam steering for infrared countermeasures and imaging applications: solving the singularity problem in the two-prism design," Optical Engineering 46(11), 113001 (1 November 2007). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2802147 . Submission:
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