Electro-Optical Scanners

Authored by: Daniel D. Stancil

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
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This entry begins with a brief overview of the linear electro-optic effect, including a qualitative description of its physical origins and examples for two of the most common classes of electro-optic materials (KDP and LiNbO3). The basic principles and concepts central to the operation and design of electro-optic scanners, such as scanning sensitivity, resolvable spots, and pivot point will be reviewed. The primary design types that are covered are scanners with rectangular, trapezoidal, and horn-shaped geometries. Examples of the integration of domain-inverted scanners with other components are also described.

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