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Selection of operating curves of twisted-nematic liquid crystal televisions
Author(s): Colin Soutar; Stanley E. Monroe
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Paper Abstract

Twisted-nematic liquid crystal televisions (LCTVs) are currently widely used as spatial light modulators in coherent optical processing systems. With such devices, `phase-' or `intensity-only' modulation is not easily achieved. In this paper we present procedures for finding some specific operating modes that can be achieved with these commercial LCTVs. The operating modes were found both by studying the Lu and Saleh model of LCTVs, and by referring to previous laboratory measurements. We will introduce a simple experimental procedure that can be used to locate a phase-mostly operating mode. The operating modes are considered in the context of a coherent optical correlator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2240, Advances in Optical Information Processing VI, (29 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179133
Show Author Affiliations
Colin Soutar, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (Canada)
Stanley E. Monroe, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2240:
Advances in Optical Information Processing VI
Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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