An electro-optic beamswitch was designed to switch between two discrete optical paths. The switch was optimized for maximum beam translation using ray analysis techniques. Simulation using a finite-difference beam propagation method verified the ray analysis.
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
J. W. Evans, K. L. Schepler, P. E. Powers, and A. Sarangan, "A Novel Electro-Optic Beam Switch in 5mol% Magnesium-Oxide Doped Congruent Lithium Niobate," in Frontiers in Optics 2010/Laser Science XXVI, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper FThV5.
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