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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 8651–8656

Broadband and polarization-independent beam steering using dielectrophoresis-tilted prism

Yeong-Jyh Lin, Kuan-Ming Chen, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 8651-8656 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.008651


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Abstract

A broadband beam steering device using the dielectrophoresis-tilted prism of liquids is demonstrated. Dielectric force is utilized to slant the interface to imitate the refractive behavior of a prism. The steering angle increases as the applied voltage increases. Two dimensional beam steering is also successfully achieved by stacking two devices in orthogonal positions. The broadband feature is demonstrated using two collinear green and red laser beams.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: April 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2009
Published: May 7, 2009

Citation
Yeong-Jyh Lin, Kuan-Ming Chen, and Shin-Tson Wu, "Broadband and polarization-independent beam steering using dielectrophoresis-tilted prism," Opt. Express 17, 8651-8656 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-10-8651


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