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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16933–16944

Experimental investigation of optical beam deflection based on PLZT electro-optic ceramic

Qing Ye, Zuoren Dong, Ronghui Qu, and Zujie Fang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16933-16944 (2007)

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Based on the optical characteristics of PLZT electro-optic ceramic, two kinds of electro-optic deflectors, triangular electrode structure and optical phased array technology, are studied in detail by using transverse electro-optic effect. Theoretically, the electro-optic deflection characteristics and mechanisms of the deflectors are analyzed. Experimentally, the optical characteristics of ceramic wafer, such as the phase modulation, the hysteresis and the electro-induced loss characteristics, are measured firstly, and then the beam deflection experiments are designed to verify the theoretical results. Moreover, the effect of temperature on the performance of triangular electrode deflector is investigated. The characteristics of both deflectors are also compared and illuminated.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2007
Published: December 4, 2007

Qing Ye, Zuoren Dong, Zujie Fang, and Ronghui Qu, "Experimental investigation of optical beam deflection based on PLZT electro-optic ceramic," Opt. Express 15, 16933-16944 (2007)

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