Accession Number:

AD1103504

Title:

Lidar System with Nonmechanical Electrowetting-Based Wide-Angle Beam Steering

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

University of Colorado Boulder United States

Report Date:

2019-02-07

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE