1 November 2009 Electro-optic polymer prism beam deflector
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We report on an optical beam deflector capable of achieving a large beam deflection using a planar thermoplastic-based electro-optic (EO) polymer prism. By optimizing the prism's geometry, relative position, and incident angle of the input beam, the device shows that a large deflection angle can be achieved through a relatively small index change from a single EO polymer prism stage. In this paper, we present the design and fabrication of the deflector using a simple hot-embossing technique. Beam deflection experiments were conducted, and a maximum deflection angle of 5.6 deg was observed, in agreement with our predicted value.
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Wei-Chih Wang, Jingdong Luo, Alex K. Y. Jen, "Electro-optic polymer prism beam deflector," Optical Engineering 48(11), 114601 (1 November 2009). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3264959 . Submission:
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