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Optical Engineering

Optical Information Storage And Spatial Light Modulation In PLZT Ceramics
Author(s): C. E. Land
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Paper Abstract

Spatial light modulation in PLZT ceramics involves variation of the ferroelectric properties in conjunction with the related electrooptic, light scattering, surface deformation, and photosensitive properties of the material. Several combinations of these properties have been used to design a variety of spatial light modulators. Most PLZT light modulators are also capable of non-volatile storage of digital or analog information which can be read out with transmitted or reflected visible light. This paper surveys several types of modulators and compares some of their important characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1978
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 17(4) 174317 doi: 10.1117/12.7972239
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 17, Issue 4
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C. E. Land, Sandia Laboratories (United States)


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