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Compensating the delayed electro-optical deflector response

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posted on 2023-01-12, 14:36 authored by Marcel Leutenegger, Michael Weber, Henrik von der Emde, Stefan W. Hell
Due to its immediate response, the electro-optic effect is exploited for high-frequency phase and power modulation and for beam deflection. Besides the immediate response, electro-optic materials exhibit creep due to relaxation processes in the material, which results in a gradual settling of the response when a voltage is applied for tens of milliseconds. A bi-exponential filter can compensate this behavior, reported here for electro-optic deflectors made of AD*P, such that these deflectors can be used over the entire frequency range of the driver with a residual settling error <0.001 of the deflection.



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