We present a theoretical discussion and experimental demonstration of what to our knowledge is a novel integrated electro-optic lens and beam deflector fabricated in lithium tantalate. The cylindrical lens collimates Gaussian beams as small as 4 µm in diameter, whereas the independently controlled deflector is capable of scanning the collimated beam through an angular range of nearly 20°.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 1, 2000
Revised Manuscript: July 13, 2001
Published: November 1, 2001
Kevin T. Gahagan, David A. Scrymgeour, Joanna L. Casson, Venkatraman Gopalan, and Jeanne M. Robinson, "Integrated high-power electro-optic lens and large-angle deflector," Appl. Opt. 40, 5638-5642 (2001)