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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2703–2708

Space-Multiplexed Optical Scanner

Nabeel A. Riza and Zahid Yaqoob  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 13, pp. 2703-2708 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.002703


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Abstract

A low-loss two-dimensional optical beam scanner that is capable of delivering large (e.g., >10°) angular scans along the elevation as well as the azimuthal direction is presented. The proposed scanner is based on a space-switched parallel-serial architecture that employs a coarse-scanner module and a fine-scanner module that produce an ultrahigh scan space-fill factor, e.g., 900 × 900 distinguishable beams in a 10° (elevation) × 10° (azimuth) scan space. The experimentally demonstrated one-dimensional version of the proposed scanner has a supercontinuous scan, 100 distinguishable beam spots in a 2.29° total scan range, and 1.5-dB optical insertion loss.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(120.5800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scanners
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

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Nabeel A. Riza and Zahid Yaqoob, "Space-Multiplexed Optical Scanner," Appl. Opt. 43, 2703-2708 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-13-2703

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