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Optical Engineering

Two-Dimensional Silicon/PLZT Spatial Light Modulators: Design Considerations And Technology
Author(s): Sing H. Lee; Sadik C. Esener; Mark A. Title; Timonthy J. Drabik
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a description of and design considerations for silicon/PLZT spatial light modulators (Si/PLZT SLMs), which provide high parallel processing power, dynamic range, cellular resolution, sensitivity, and the potential for implementation of "smart" optical devices. Following an overview of Si/PLZT SLMs, we discuss potential performance with respect to fundamental limits. We then review the current technology related to the development of these devices to meet the highest performance goals. Finally, we predict performance in specific applications. This analysis suggests that Si/PLZT SLMs can play an important role in the implementation of a variety of optical processing and computing systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1986
PDF: 11 pages
Opt. Eng. 25(2) 252250 doi: 10.1117/12.7973812
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 25, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Sing H. Lee, University of California, San Diego (United States)
Sadik C. Esener, University of California, San Diego (United States)
Mark A. Title, University of California, San Diego (United States)
Timonthy J. Drabik, University of California, San Diego (United States)


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