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A novel high-speed electro-optic beam scanner based on KTN crystals
Author(s): James Foshee; Suning Tang; Yuanji Tang; X. Wang; Baofeng Duan
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel high-speed electro-optic beam scanner that provides a significantly improved scanning angle, angular resolution, and response time. Compared to conventional moving mirrors such as servo-controlled mirrors and galvanic mirrors, the demonstrated laser scanning device can improve the response time by 100 times. The presented device has many other unique features such as light weight, small dimension, low power consumption, and no-moving components, which are particularly suitable for airborne and space-borne applications. Electro-optic beam scanners are key components in advanced laser radars, laser communication systems. It also has important commercial applications in various fields such as display, printing, imaging, optical storage, optical communication, and so on.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6709, Free-Space Laser Communications VII, 670908 (25 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.731286
Show Author Affiliations
James Foshee, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Suning Tang, Crystal Research, Inc. (United States)
Yuanji Tang, Crystal Research, Inc. (United States)
X. Wang, Crystal Research, Inc. (United States)
Baofeng Duan, Crystal Research, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6709:
Free-Space Laser Communications VII
Arun K. Majumdar; Christopher C. Davis, Editor(s)

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