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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2011
  • pp: 679–686

Third-order theory of the Risley-prism-based beam steering system

Yajun Li  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 5, pp. 679-686 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.000679


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Abstract

Nonparaxial ray tracing is performed to investigate the field scanned out by a single beam through two rotatable thick prisms with different parameters, and a general solution is obtained and then expanded into a power series to establish the third-order theory for Risley prisms that paves the way to investigate topics of interest such as optical distortions in the scan pattern and an analytical solution of the inverse problem of a Risley-prism-based laser beam steering system; i.e., the problem is concerned with how to direct a laser beam to any specified direction within the angular range of the system.

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OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(120.5800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scanners
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2010
Published: February 4, 2011

Citation
Yajun Li, "Third-order theory of the Risley-prism-based beam steering system," Appl. Opt. 50, 679-686 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-5-679


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