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Polarization gratings for non-mechanical beam steering applications
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Paper Abstract

Over the last few years, Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a new beam steering technique that uses a stack of thin liquid crystal polarization gratings (LCPGs) to efficiently and non-mechanically steer a beam over a large field-of-regard (FOR) in discrete steps. This technology has been successfully transferred to BNS through an exclusive license agreement, and a facility has been completed to enable commercial production of these devices. This paper describes the capabilities enabled by both the LCPGs and the successful transfer of this technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8395, Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI, 83950F (15 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921688
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J. Buck, Boulder Nonlinear Systems (United States)
S. Serati, Boulder Nonlinear Systems (United States)
L. Hosting, Boulder Nonlinear Systems (United States)
R. Serati, Boulder Nonlinear Systems (United States)
H. Masterson, Boulder Nonlinear Systems (United States)
M. Escuti, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
J. Kim, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
M. Miskiewicz, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8395:
Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI
William E. Thompson; Paul F. McManamon, Editor(s)

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