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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 1995
  • pp: 2571–2580

Free-space optical interconnections with liquid-crystal microprism arrays

Katsuhiko Hirabayashi, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, and Masayasu Yamaguchi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 14, pp. 2571-2580 (1995)

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Liquid-crystal microprism arrays are shown to be useful for providing electrically controlled alignment of optical beams and fixed various free-space optical interconnections. They can deflect closely spaced micro-optical beams individually to any position with high transmittance (95%), high deflection angle (~10°), and low voltage (<2.8 Vrms). Various fixed optical interconnections can be made simply by changes in the voltages applied to the microprism.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 14, 1994
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 1994
Published: May 10, 1995

Katsuhiko Hirabayashi, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, and Masayasu Yamaguchi, "Free-space optical interconnections with liquid-crystal microprism arrays," Appl. Opt. 34, 2571-2580 (1995)

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