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Switchable optical phased prism arrays for beam steering
Author(s): Jianru Shi; Philip J. Bos; Bruce Winker; Paul F. McManamon
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Paper Abstract

The Wollaston prism with large deflection angle usually has small cross section size, which constrains its application in beam steering. This paper investigates the possibility of assembling the prisms together to increase the cross section size. Single-layer- and double-layer- assembled Wollaston prisms are investigated. The compression ratio and transmission ratio associated with the diffraction efficiency of assembled prisms are calculated and formulated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5553, Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications II, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.581195
Show Author Affiliations
Jianru Shi, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Philip J. Bos, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Bruce Winker, Rockwell Scientific Co. (United States)
Paul F. McManamon, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5553:
Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications II
John D. Gonglewski; Mark T. Gruneisen; Michael K. Giles, Editor(s)

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