Electro-optic polymer prism beam deflector

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Original languageEnglish
Article number114601
Journal / PublicationOptical Engineering
Volume48
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We report on an optical beam deflector capable of achieving a large beam deflection using a planar thermoplastic-based electro-optic (EO) polymer prism. By optimizing the prism's geometry, relative position, and incident angle of the input beam, the device shows that a large deflection angle can be achieved through a relatively small index change from a single EO polymer prism stage. In this paper, we present the design and fabrication of the deflector using a simple hot-embossing technique. Beam deflection experiments were conducted, and a maximum deflection angle of 5.6deg was observed, in agreement with our predicted value.

Research Area(s)

  • beam steering, electrooptic polymer, polymer, prism, waveguide

Citation Format(s)

Electro-optic polymer prism beam deflector. / Wang, Wei-Chih; Luo, Jingdong; Jen, Alex K. Y.

In: Optical Engineering, Vol. 48, No. 11, 114601, 11.2009.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review