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Progress and opportunities in optical beam steering
Author(s): Paul F. McManamon; Abtin Ataei

Paper Abstract

Non-mechanical beam steering for optical systems has been important for decades, but with the dramatic increase in commercial applications, such as the driverless car, it is becoming even more important. In this paper, three decades of progress in optical beam steering is discussed, along with a comparison of approaches being developed. Non-mechanical optical beam steering is compared against mechanical steering approaches. Unique space fed beam steering approaches are discussed using different active electro optical media. Some electro optical beam steering systems are explained in detail and some methods to improve the efficiency are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2019
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 10926, Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XVI, 1092610 (29 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2511987
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Paul F. McManamon, Exciting Technology, LLC (United States)
Abtin Ataei, Exciting Technology, LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10926:
Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XVI
Manijeh Razeghi; Jay S. Lewis; Eric Tournié; Giti A. Khodaparast, Editor(s)

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