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128 x 128 analog liquid crystal spatial light modulator
Author(s): Steven A. Serati; Gary D. Sharp; Roylnn A. Serati; Douglas J. McKnight; Jay E. Stockley
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Paper Abstract

An analog 128 X 128 spatial light modulator (SLM) has been designed and constructed using liquid crystal on silicon technology. This device is loaded with eight-bit grey-level data in 100 microsecond(s) . Its pixel pitch is 40 micrometers giving an array size of 5.12 X 5.12 mm. Low-voltage ferroelectric liquid crystals are used for the electro-optic modulator. These analog materials have 50 microsecond(s) to 100 microsecond(s) switching times, implying a frame rate of approximately 5 kHz. This paper presents results of the analog SLM and discusses modulation enhancements for improving correlator performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2490, Optical Pattern Recognition VI, (28 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205797
Show Author Affiliations
Steven A. Serati, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)
Gary D. Sharp, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)
Roylnn A. Serati, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)
Douglas J. McKnight, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Jay E. Stockley, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2490:
Optical Pattern Recognition VI
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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