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Liquid crystal television (LCTV) as an angle-tuning means for phase matching in three-wave mixing devices
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we have demonstrated a wavelength tuning scheme using a twisted nematic liquid crystal based LCTV operated in an amplitude coupled binary phase mode for three wave mixing devices. A cosine chirp that is written on the LCTV by electrically addressing its pixels through a personal computer, functions as a programmable spherical lens. Deflection of the input beam is achieved by introducing tilt aberration on the lens. A spot resolution of less than 1.65 arcsec, and a steering range of 2 degrees at a wavelength of 632.8 nm were achieved by continuously varying the tilt coefficient of the lens. The potential advantages of this scheme are speed, compactness, operational ease, and power consumption.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2566, Advanced Imaging Technologies and Commercial Applications, (23 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217383
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Narasimha S. Prasad, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Natalie Clark, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2566:
Advanced Imaging Technologies and Commercial Applications
Natalie Clark; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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