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High-resolution liquid-crystal light valves
Author(s): Vladimir Mylnikov; Andre Slusar
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Paper Abstract

Optically addressed liquid crystal light modulators containing photoconductive polymers were investigated in various recording regimes in projection or holographic schemes. Electrically controlled birefringence, optical activity, cholesteric-nematic phase transition, dynamic scattering, and scattering in polymer dispersed liquid crystals were used for light modulation. The best results obtained for the pulse recording holographic regime are the following: limiting resolution up to 1500 mm-1, sensitivity 10-8 J/cm2%, and diffraction efficiency 36%. All modulators can be used in optical information processing, holography, and so on.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1807, Photonic Switching, (28 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147936
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Vladimir Mylnikov, Univ. Laval (Russia)
Andre Slusar, Institute of Motion Picture Engineers (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1807:
Photonic Switching

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