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.© (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.