Title

Space-multiplexed optical scanner

Authors

Authors

N. A. Riza;Z. Yaqoob

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Optics

Keywords

Optics

Abstract

A low-loss two-dimensional optical beam scanner that is capable of delivering large (e.g., >10degrees) angular scans along the elevation as well as the azimuthal direction is presented. The proposed scanner is based on a space-switched parallel-serial architecture that employs a coarse-scanner module and a fine-scanner module that produce an ultrahigh scan space-fill factor, e.g., 900 x 900 distinguishable beams in a 10degrees (elevation) x 10degrees (azimuth) scan space. The experimentally demonstrated one-dimensional version of the proposed scanner has a supercontinuous scan, 100 distinguishable beam spots in a 2.29degrees total scan range, and 1.5-dB optical insertion loss. (C) 2004 Optical Society of America.

Journal Title

Applied Optics

Volume

43

Issue/Number

13

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

2703

Last Page

2708

WOS Identifier

WOS:000221093100011

ISSN

1559-128X

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