We discuss the maximum theoretical resolution of a single interface, electro-optically controllable beam deflector in domain-engineered LiNbO3 and report on experimental results for implementation of devices optimized either for maximum resolution or for maximum deflection angle. For the resolution optimized device we observed ~50 resolvable spots for a ±1250-V range, which to our knowledge is a report of one of the highest ratios of resolution per volt from a solid-state electro-optic beam deflector.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(120.5800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scanners
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
Stephen J. Barrington, Alexander J. Boyland, and Robert W. Eason, "Resolution considerations in electro-optic, single interface deflectors," Appl. Opt. 43, 1038-1043 (2004)