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Beam steering performance of electrowetting microprism arrays
Author(s): Wei Han; Joseph W. Haus; Paul McManamon; Jason Heikenfeld; Neil R. Smith; Jia Yang
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Paper Abstract

We perform numerical calculations for the diffraction efficiency of single-sided microprism designs with optical beams spread over several microprisms. For small angles (less than 1.5 degrees) the far-field diffraction efficiency exceeds 90% and the far-field angles can be extended to more than 10 degrees with better than 80% diffraction efficiency. For the microprism array the diffraction angles are discrete and the angles between the diffraction peaks can be covered by applying a tilted phase to the input field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7339, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications V, 73390J (28 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.822120
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Wei Han, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Joseph W. Haus, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Paul McManamon, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Jason Heikenfeld, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Neil R. Smith, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Jia Yang, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7339:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications V
Michael J. Hayduk; Peter J. Delfyett; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric J. Donkor, Editor(s)

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