Fast laser beam steering into multiple diffraction orders with a single digital micromirror device for time-of-flight lidar
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Opt Sci
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PublisherOPTICAL SOC AMER
CitationJoshua Rodriguez, Braden Smith, Brandon Hellman, and Yuzuru Takashima, "Fast laser beam steering into multiple diffraction orders with a single digital micromirror device for time-of-flight lidar," Appl. Opt. 59, G239-G248 (2020)
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AbstractThe sampling rate and angular resolution of diffraction-based beam steering employing a digital micromirror device (DMD) can be simultaneously enhanced by at least an order of magnitude by synchronizing multiple nanosecond laser sources and pulses during each DMD actuation. A time-of-flight single-chip DMD lidar with three sources measures a range at a 3.34 kHz sampling rate and a 3.4 degrees angular resolution across a 48 degrees field of view. Employing multiple diffraction orders of the DMD improves the sampling rate at least by a factor of 2 and up to the number of diffraction orders supported by the DMD. An improved sampling rate of 6.68 kHz with a 9.6 degrees angular resolution is experimentally demonstrated by illuminating micromirrors multiple times within a single transition period of the micromirrors. (C)2020 Optical Society of America.
Note12 month embargo; published 20 July 2020
VersionFinal accepted manuscript