Fast dispersive beam deflectors and modulators

Ignacy Filinski, Torben Skettrup

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Abstract

A new method for one-dimensional light scanning is proposed. It is based on the use of ordinary dispersive optical components like prisms, gratings, etc. By electrooptic tuning of the output wavelength of broad-band lasers, fast scanners (up to 10 gigapixels/s) can be constructed. Deflection angles and numbers of pixels are derived for the prism, grating, Fabry-Perot etalon, and phase-matched frequency doubler crystal. Experimental results on the frequency doubler device are presented.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume18
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)1059-1062
ISSN0018-9197
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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