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27 July 2018 Multiple beam steering using dynamic zone plates on a micromirror array
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Three-dimensional (3-D) laser beam steering of focal position has been demonstrated using a single optical device—a DMD micromirror array. Laser beam focus position is controlled using dynamically adjustable zone plates. These zone plates take the form of elliptical Fresnel zone plates or other variations such as binary Gabor zone plates. Active beam pointing and control can be realized without the need for a pair of galvanometer mirrors and a focusing lens. Focusing efficiencies into an off-axis diffraction order of a few percent are typically seen and continuity between neighboring orders increases the effective field of regard. Writing multiple zone plate patterns to the DMD enables multiple focused spots to be generated and controlled independently.
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David M. Benton "Multiple beam steering using dynamic zone plates on a micromirror array," Optical Engineering 57(7), 073109 (27 July 2018). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.57.7.073109
Received: 11 May 2018; Accepted: 5 July 2018; Published: 27 July 2018
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