Abstract

An analytical reverse solution and actual examples are given to show how to direct a laser beam from a pair of orthogonal prisms to given targets in free space. Considering the influences of double-prism structural parameters, a lookup table method to seek the numerical reverse solution of each prism’s tilting angle is also proposed for steering the double-prism orientation to track a target position located in the near field. Some case studies, as well as a specified elliptical target trajectory scanned by the cam-based driving double prisms, exhibit the significant application values of the theoretical derivation. The analytic reverse and numerical solutions can be generalized to investigate the synthesis of scanning patterns and the controlling strategy of double-prism tilting motion, the potentials of which can be explored to perform the orientation and position tracking functions in applications of precision engineering fields.

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[CrossRef]

2012 (1)

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M. Tirabassi and S. J. Rothberg, “Scanning LDV using wedge prisms,” Opt. Laser Eng. 47, 454–460 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

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2006 (1)

1995 (1)

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1960 (1)

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Duma, V. F.

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Hagen, N.

Hinton, H. S.

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Luan, Z.

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A. Schitea, M. Tuef, V. Duma, and A. M. Vlaicu, “Modeling of Risley prisms devices for exact scan patterns,” Proc. SPIE 8789, 878912 (2013).

Sun, J.

L. Liu, L. Wang, J. Sun, Y. Zhou, X. Zhong, D. Liu, A. Yan, and N. Xu, “An integrated test-bed for PAT testing and verification of inter-satellite lasercom terminals,” Proc. SPIE 6709, 41–45 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Tirabassi, M.

M. Tirabassi and S. J. Rothberg, “Scanning LDV using wedge prisms,” Opt. Laser Eng. 47, 454–460 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tkaczyk, T. S.

Tuef, M.

A. Schitea, M. Tuef, V. Duma, and A. M. Vlaicu, “Modeling of Risley prisms devices for exact scan patterns,” Proc. SPIE 8789, 878912 (2013).

Vlaicu, A. M.

A. Schitea, M. Tuef, V. Duma, and A. M. Vlaicu, “Modeling of Risley prisms devices for exact scan patterns,” Proc. SPIE 8789, 878912 (2013).

Wang, L.

L. Liu, L. Wang, J. Sun, Y. Zhou, X. Zhong, D. Liu, A. Yan, and N. Xu, “An integrated test-bed for PAT testing and verification of inter-satellite lasercom terminals,” Proc. SPIE 6709, 41–45 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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L. Liu, L. Wang, J. Sun, Y. Zhou, X. Zhong, D. Liu, A. Yan, and N. Xu, “An integrated test-bed for PAT testing and verification of inter-satellite lasercom terminals,” Proc. SPIE 6709, 41–45 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yan, A.

L. Liu, L. Wang, J. Sun, Y. Zhou, X. Zhong, D. Liu, A. Yan, and N. Xu, “An integrated test-bed for PAT testing and verification of inter-satellite lasercom terminals,” Proc. SPIE 6709, 41–45 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yang, Y.

Zhong, X.

L. Liu, L. Wang, J. Sun, Y. Zhou, X. Zhong, D. Liu, A. Yan, and N. Xu, “An integrated test-bed for PAT testing and verification of inter-satellite lasercom terminals,” Proc. SPIE 6709, 41–45 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhong, X. H.

Zhou, Y.

L. Liu, L. Wang, J. Sun, Y. Zhou, X. Zhong, D. Liu, A. Yan, and N. Xu, “An integrated test-bed for PAT testing and verification of inter-satellite lasercom terminals,” Proc. SPIE 6709, 41–45 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (7)

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

G. C. Boisset, B. Robertson, and H. S. Hinton, “Design and construction of an active alignment demonstrator for a free-space optical interconnect,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 676–678 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Opt. Laser Eng. (1)

M. Tirabassi and S. J. Rothberg, “Scanning LDV using wedge prisms,” Opt. Laser Eng. 47, 454–460 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (3)

V. F. Duma, J. P. Rolland, and A. G. Podoleanu, “Perspectives of optical scanning in OCT,” Proc. SPIE 75560B, 1–12 (2010).

A. Schitea, M. Tuef, V. Duma, and A. M. Vlaicu, “Modeling of Risley prisms devices for exact scan patterns,” Proc. SPIE 8789, 878912 (2013).

L. Liu, L. Wang, J. Sun, Y. Zhou, X. Zhong, D. Liu, A. Yan, and N. Xu, “An integrated test-bed for PAT testing and verification of inter-satellite lasercom terminals,” Proc. SPIE 6709, 41–45 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 7th ed. (Cambridge University, 1999), Sect. 3.2.2.

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