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Optical alignment monitoring and stabilization using a liquid crystal television (LCTV)
Author(s): Narasimha S. Prasad; Sean M. Doyle; Michael K. Giles
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Paper Abstract

Maintenance of laser beam alignment in optical systems is highly desirable for effective operation. In this paper, a LCTV-based alignment preserving scheme is discussed. We show that a laser beam can be aligned automatically to an accuracy of less than plus or minus 2 micrometer using a LCTV with an average pixel pitch of 85 micrometer. Due to simplicity and low cost, the proposed scheme is attractive for use in laser based optical systems that are used on airborne platforms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2810, Space Sciencecraft Control and Tracking in the New Millennium, (28 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255134
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Narasimha S. Prasad, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Sean M. Doyle, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Michael K. Giles, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2810:
Space Sciencecraft Control and Tracking in the New Millennium
E. Kane Casani; Mark A. Vander Does, Editor(s)

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