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Polarization gratings for non-mechanical beam steering applications

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J. Buck, S. Serati, L. Hosting, R. Serati, H. Masterson

Boulder Nonlinear Systems (United States)

M. Escuti, J. Kim, M. Miskiewicz

North Carolina State Univ. (United States)

Proc. SPIE 8395, Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI, 83950F (June 8, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.921688
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  • Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI
  • William E. Thompson; Paul F. McManamon
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA | April 23, 2012

abstract

Over the last few years, Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a new beam steering technique that uses a stack of thin liquid crystal polarization gratings (LCPGs) to efficiently and non-mechanically steer a beam over a large field-of-regard (FOR) in discrete steps. This technology has been successfully transferred to BNS through an exclusive license agreement, and a facility has been completed to enable commercial production of these devices. This paper describes the capabilities enabled by both the LCPGs and the successful transfer of this technology.

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Citation

J. Buck ; S. Serati ; L. Hosting ; R. Serati ; H. Masterson, et al.
"Polarization gratings for non-mechanical beam steering applications", Proc. SPIE 8395, Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI, 83950F (June 8, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.921688; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.921688


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