Lidar System with Nonmechanical Electrowetting-Based Wide-Angle Beam Steering
Journal Article - Open Access
University of Colorado Boulder United States
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A light detection and ranging lidar system with - 90 deg of steering based on an adaptive electrowetting-based prism for nonmechanical beam steering has been demonstrated. Electrowetting-based prisms provide a transmissive, low power, and compact alternative to conventional adaptive optics as a nonmechanical beam scanner. The electrowetting prism has a steering range of - 7.8 deg. We demonstrate a method to amplify the scan angle to - 90 deg and perform a one-dimensional scan in a lidar system.
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