Fast beam steering and agile wavefront control with an optical phased array

David R. Gozzard, James T. Spollard, Lyle E. Roberts, Paul G. Sibley, David E. McClelland, Daniel A. Shaddock

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Abstract

Optical phased arrays (OPAs) are a solid-state device able to manipulate the distribution of optical power without the use of mechanical beam steering systems and have potential applications in free-space laser communications, target acquisition and tracking, and interferometry. Here we present a scalable OPA and digital control architecture capable of steering a laser beam at MHz frequencies, and having arbitrary control over the beam wavefront.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAOS Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology, ACOFT 2019 and Australian Conference on Optics, Lasers, and Spectroscopy, ACOLS 2019
EditorsArnan Mitchell, Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
ISBN (Electronic)9781510631403
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventAOS Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology, ACOFT 2019 and Australian Conference on Optics, Lasers, and Spectroscopy, ACOLS 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 Dec 201912 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume11200
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceAOS Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology, ACOFT 2019 and Australian Conference on Optics, Lasers, and Spectroscopy, ACOLS 2019
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period9/12/1912/12/19

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