Advances in Liquid Crystal Based Devices for Wavefront Control and Beamsteering

Steven Serati, Jay Stockley

Published in SPIE Proceedings Volume 5894, Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications III; 58940K (2005)


New devices and approaches are being developed for controlling beam direction and shape using liquid crystal based assemblies. This paper discusses recent advancements in these areas including improvements in zero-order diffraction efficiency, broadband wide field-of-regard steering, wavefront correction using in-line configurations and high average power handling.

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