Abstract

The design and performance of a digital scanner based on ferroelectric liquid-crystal switchable wave plates and passive nematic liquid-crystal prisms are reported. The liquid-crystal prisms function as low-cost, integrable, low-angle birefringent prisms. A 1 × 64 scanner was built with −5.3 dB of average loss. By using an active filter, the limiting mispolarization cross talk of the scanner was reduced from −13 dB to less than −25 dB.

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N. A. Clark, T. P. Rieker, Phys. Rev. A 37, 1053 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1986 (1)

R. A. Spanke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 964 (1986).
[Crossref]

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K. Ishikawa, T. Uemura, H. Takezoe, A. Fukuda, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 23, L666 (1984).
[Crossref]

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N. A. Clark, S. T. Lagerwall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 36, 899 (1980).
[Crossref]

1977 (1)

R. Pepperl, Opt. Acta 24, 413 (1977).
[Crossref]

1972 (1)

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. A. Clark, S. T. Lagerwall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 36, 899 (1980).
[Crossref]

Fukuda, A.

K. Ishikawa, T. Uemura, H. Takezoe, A. Fukuda, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 23, L666 (1984).
[Crossref]

Harris, T. J.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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N. A. Clark, S. T. Lagerwall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 36, 899 (1980).
[Crossref]

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Schmidt, K. P.

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Tabor, W. J.

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K. Ishikawa, T. Uemura, H. Takezoe, A. Fukuda, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 23, L666 (1984).
[Crossref]

Thrust, W.

Uemura, T.

K. Ishikawa, T. Uemura, H. Takezoe, A. Fukuda, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 23, L666 (1984).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

N. A. Clark, S. T. Lagerwall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 36, 899 (1980).
[Crossref]

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W. Kulcke, T. J. Harris, K. Kosanke, E. Max, IBM J. Res. Dev. 8, 64 (1964).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. A. Spanke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 964 (1986).
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Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

K. Ishikawa, T. Uemura, H. Takezoe, A. Fukuda, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 23, L666 (1984).
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Opt. Acta (1)

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of the digital scanner operation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Cross-talk measurements of the scanner array with no active cross-talk rejection.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Cross-talk measurements of the scanner array with active cross-talk rejection.

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