Design of PLZT electro-optic beam-steering device

Rebecca J. Bussjager, Joseph M. Osman, Qi Wang Song, Xu Ming Wang

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Abstract

Quadratic lead lanthanum zirconate titanate (PLZT) is a material demonstrating a strong quadratic electro-optic effect. Both sides of the PLZT wafer were used so that the electro-optic interaction length was equal to the thickness of the PLZT substrate. On-substrate resistive networks were fabricated by evaporating chromium, a less conductive metal, in order to produce the required voltage distribution among the electrodes. The device is polarization insensitive because it takes advantage of the longitudinal electric field. The device yielded a measured steering angle of .04°. This paper describes the design, fabrication, and experimental results of a PLZT based electro-optic beam steering device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages90-100
Number of pages11
Volume2749
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonic Component Engineering and Applications - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Apr 8 1996Apr 9 1996

Other

OtherPhotonic Component Engineering and Applications
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period4/8/964/9/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Bussjager, R. J., Osman, J. M., Song, Q. W., & Wang, X. M. (1996). Design of PLZT electro-optic beam-steering device. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2749, pp. 90-100) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.243092