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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7233–7244

Multiplexed broadband beam steering system utilizing high speed MEMS mirrors

Caleb Knoernschild, Changsoon Kim, Felix P. Lu, and Jungsang Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 7233-7244 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.007233


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Abstract

We present a beam steering system based on microelectromechanical systems technology that features high speed steering of multiple laser beams over a broad wavelength range. By utilizing high speed micromirrors with a broadband metallic coating, our system has the flexibility to simultaneously incorporate a wide range of wavelengths and multiple beams. We demonstrate reconfiguration of two independent beams at different wavelengths (780 and 635 nm) across a common 5×5 array with 4 μs settling time. Full simulation of the optical system provides insights on the scalability of the system. Such a system can provide a versatile tool for applications where fast laser multiplexing is necessary.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scanners
(230.4685) Optical devices : Optical microelectromechanical devices
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: February 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2009
Published: April 16, 2009

Citation
Caleb Knoernschild, Changsoon Kim, Felix P. Lu, and Jungsang Kim, "Multiplexed broadband beam steering system utilizing high speed MEMS mirrors," Opt. Express 17, 7233-7244 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-9-7233


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