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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1982
  • pp: 2323–2325

Laser beamsteering using the photorefractive effect

Philip D. Henshaw  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 2323-2325 (1982)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.21.002323


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Abstract

A new configuration for laser beamsteering based on the photorefractive effect is presented. This method has the potential to produce several thousand beam positions, with a random access time of <1 msec. The method has a theoretical efficiency approaching 100%. The principles of device operation are presented, including a writing beam geometry which will allow the efficiency to be maintained over a wide field of view. A scheme for generating the required writing beams and results of a proof-of-concept experiment are presented.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 15, 1982
Published: July 1, 1982

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Philip D. Henshaw, "Laser beamsteering using the photorefractive effect," Appl. Opt. 21, 2323-2325 (1982)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-21-13-2323


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