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Optical Engineering

Computing the liquid crystal director field in optical phased arrays
Author(s): George F. Barrick; Philip J. Bos; Charles M. Titus; Bruce K. Winker
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Paper Abstract

Optical phased arrays using birefringent liquid crystals can efficiently steer a laser communication beam to a small angle. The algorithm presented derives a thickness for the liquid crystal cell and computes a sequence of voltages for the device electrodes that best deflects the beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 43(4) doi: 10.1117/1.1666821
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 43, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
George F. Barrick, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Philip J. Bos, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Charles M. Titus, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Bruce K. Winker, Rockwell Scientific Co. (United States)


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