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Applications and requirements for nonmechanical beam steering in active electro-optic sensors
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Paper Abstract

Active electro-optic sensors, that is, sensors that transmit as well as receive (typically laser) light are of increasing importance to the military but also can have application in areas such as industrial inspection and machine vision. These systems frequently require some form of agile pointing ability. We describe how potential active electro-optic sensors may be implemented using nonmechanical devices to steer and shape the transmitted and return light. Functions of the nonmechanical devices may include large angle pointing, beam stabilization, and adaptive beam shaping. The requirements on the nonmechanical devices that will allow them to perform these functions are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3633, Diffractive and Holographic Technologies, Systems, and Spatial Light Modulators VI, (1 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349329
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Edward A. Watson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Donald T. Miller, Air Force Research Lab. and Indiana Univ. (United States)
Paul F. McManamon, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3633:
Diffractive and Holographic Technologies, Systems, and Spatial Light Modulators VI
Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee; Richard L. Sutherland, Editor(s)

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