Modeling and measurement of a micro-optic beam deflector

Tom D. Milster, J. N. Wong

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Abstract

We investigate the use of a unity-magnification micro-optic beam deflector. The deflector consists of two arrays of positively powered lenslets. The lenslets on each array are arranged in a square grid. Design criteriaare based on usefulness in optical data storage devices. The deflector is designed to operate over a ± 1.6° range of deflection angles. We compare modeling results with interferometric analysis of the wavefront from a single lenslet pair. Our results indicate that the device is nearly diffraction limited, but there are substantial wavefront errors at the edges and corners of the lenslets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages78-83
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0819407712
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
EventDesign, Modeling, and Control of Laser Beam Optics - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 21 1992Jan 23 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1625
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherDesign, Modeling, and Control of Laser Beam Optics
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA
Period1/21/921/23/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Milster, T. D., & Wong, J. N. (1992). Modeling and measurement of a micro-optic beam deflector. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 78-83). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 1625). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.