A large aperture electro-optic deflector

Bosco, A.; Boogert, S. T.; Boorman, G. E.; Blair, G. A.
May 2009
Applied Physics Letters;5/25/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 21, p211104
Academic Journal
An electro-optic laser beam deflector with a clear optical aperture of 8.6 mm has been designed, realized, and tested. The electro-optic material used to implement the device was a MgO:LiNbO3 crystal. The exceptionally large aperture makes the device suitable for applications where fast scanning of high power laser beams is needed. The measured deflection angle was 120 μrad/kV for a total length of electro-optic material of 90 mm. A mode quality analysis of the laser beam revealed that the M2 of the laser is affected by less than 4% during scan operation when maximum driving voltage is applied.


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