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Complex-amplitude noise characteristics of analog liquid crystal spatial light modulators
Author(s): Michael V. Morelli; Thomas F. Krile; John F. Walkup
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Paper Abstract

A simple complex-amplitude model is developed and used to establish the behavior of amplitude an polarization state noise. A simple experiment based upon this model shows that the dominate source of noise in a twisted nematic liquid crystal cell results from polarization state fluctuations. A Stokes polarimeter is described and then used to measure the polarization state dynamics of a commercially available liquid crystal modulator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2265, Polarization Analysis and Measurement II, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186663
Show Author Affiliations
Michael V. Morelli, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
Thomas F. Krile, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
John F. Walkup, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2265:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement II
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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