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KTN-based electro-optic beam scanner
Author(s): Yuanji Tang; Jiyang Wang; Xuping Wang; Duan Baofeng; Suning Tang; James Foshee
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Paper Abstract

We report a new type of high-speed electro-optic (E-O) beam scanner based on Potassium Tantalate Niobate (KTN) crystal. It has larger scanning angle, better angular resolution, and lower driving voltage comparing to the traditional E-O crystal beam scanner. Compared to conventional moving mirrors such as servo-controlled mirrors and galvanic mirrors, the demonstrated E-O beam scanner 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 particularly suitable for airborne and space-borne applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7135, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices III, 713538 (18 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.802928
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Yuanji Tang, Crystal Research, Inc. (United States)
Jiyang Wang, Crystal Research, Inc. (United States)
Xuping Wang, Crystal Research, Inc. (United States)
Duan Baofeng, Crystal Research, Inc. (United States)
Suning Tang, Crystal Research, Inc. (United States)
James Foshee, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7135:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices III
Yi Luo; Jens Buus; Fumio Koyama; Yu-Hwa Lo, Editor(s)

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