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Minimum/Constant Voltage Lead Lanthanum Zirconate Titanate (PLZT) Electro-Optic Shutters
Author(s): James O. Harris Jr.; Jack D. Cyrus; George R. Laguna
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Paper Abstract

Lead lanthanum zirconate titanate (PLZT) shutters have been developed and proposed for several military and industrial applications. To achieve electronic simplification in the control circuitry it is desirable to lower the voltage operating level to less than 600 volts, and to minimize logistic problems relating to spare lens inventories it is desirable to produce shutters with a relatively constant operating voltage. Experimental data is presented for a number of electrode gap/PLZT wafer thickness ratios which indicate that this 600 volt maximum can be attained. A procedure is then described whereby manufactured shutters or lens assemblies can be electroded to operate over a narrow voltage range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0307, Polarizers and Applications, (17 May 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.965906
Show Author Affiliations
James O. Harris Jr., Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
Jack D. Cyrus, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
George R. Laguna, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0307:
Polarizers and Applications
Giorgio B. Trapani, Editor(s)

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