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Optical Engineering

Operating Modes Of The Microchannel Spatial Light Modulator
Author(s): Cardinal Warde; John Thackara
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Paper Abstract

The fundamental operating characteristics and materials limitations of the optically addressed microchannel spatial light modulator (MSLM) are discussed. The role of secondary electron emission in the operation of the device is stressed, and some of the write, cycling, and readout modes, and their limitations, are described. In addition, the limitations of the inherent space-domain image processing operations of the device are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 22(6) 226695 doi: 10.1117/12.7973225
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 22, Issue 6
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Cardinal Warde, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
John Thackara, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

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