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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1984
  • pp: 113–117

Beam deflecting optical switch using volumetric thermal gratings

Julius Goldhar  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 113-117 (1984)

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Volumetric thermal gratings were created in liquid and gaseous media and were used to efficiently deflect laser beams. In gaseous media, a low-input energy requirement and high switching efficiency make this type of switch a good candidate for a practical device. The switch is scalable to large apertures and has low insertion loss.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 2, 1983
Published: January 1, 1984

Julius Goldhar, "Beam deflecting optical switch using volumetric thermal gratings," Appl. Opt. 23, 113-117 (1984)

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