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Design of PLZT electro-optic beam-steering device
Author(s): Rebecca Jane Bussjager; Joseph M. Osman; Qi Wang Song; Xu-Ming Wang
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Paper Abstract

Quadratic lead lanthanum zirconate titanate (PLZT) is a material demonstrating a strong quadratic electro-optic effect. Both sides of the PLZT wafer were used so that the electro-optic interaction length was equal to the thickness of the PLZT substrate. On-substrate resistive networks were fabricated by evaporating chromium, a less conductive metal, in order to produce the required voltage distribution among the electrodes. The device is polarization insensitive because it takes advantage of the longitudinal electric field. The device yielded a measured steering angle of .04 degree(s). This paper describes the design, fabrication, and experimental results of a PLZT based electro-optic beam steering device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2749, Photonic Component Engineering and Applications, (14 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243092
Show Author Affiliations
Rebecca Jane Bussjager, Rome Lab. (United States)
Joseph M. Osman, Rome Lab. (United States)
Qi Wang Song, Syracuse Univ. (United States)
Xu-Ming Wang, Syracuse Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2749:
Photonic Component Engineering and Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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