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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 22675–22683

Giant and high-resolution beam steering using slow-light waveguide amplifier

Xiaodong Gu, Toshikazu Shimada, and Fumio Koyama  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 22675-22683 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.022675


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Abstract

We propose a novel beam-steering device based on a slow-light waveguide amplifier. In this paper, we present the idea of this steering technique and show its modeling characteristics. Giant steering of the radiation beam is obtained by tuning the wavelength of input light, which is coupled into the Bragg reflector waveguide. A tunable deflection-angle range can be over 40 degrees. High beam coherency and flat intensity distribution enable us to obtain an ultra-large number of resolution-points over 1,000 for few-millimeter long devices.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scanners
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2011
Published: October 26, 2011

Citation
Xiaodong Gu, Toshikazu Shimada, and Fumio Koyama, "Giant and high-resolution beam steering using slow-light waveguide amplifier," Opt. Express 19, 22675-22683 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-22675


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