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Characterization of a transmissive spatial light modulator using four different wavelengths
Author(s): Nayeli Perez-Esquivel; Fermín S. Granados-Agustín; Brenda Villalobos-Mendoza; Daniel Aguirre-Aguirre; Elizabeth Percino-Zacarías; Alejandro Cornejo-Rodríguez
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Paper Abstract

The present work shows the characterization of a transmissive spatial light modulator (SLM) trademark CRL-Opto and model XGA2L11. This modulator will be used as a variable retarder to generate different polarization states which are produced when the different gray levels from 0 to 250 are displayed in the SLM. So, it is important to determine its response and linear range of work, these parameters were determined experimentally. For this, the SLM was tested with four different wavelengths: red (633 nm), orange (612 nm), violet (405 nm), and green (550 nm). For doing this, the SLM was placed between two linear polarizers aligned first in parallel and then in perpendicular form. The gray levels were varying uniformly from 0 to 250 with increments of 10 in gray levels, and the gray levels were displayed over all the pixels of the SLM. The different intensities for each gray level were measured with a Thorlabs detector model PM100A. Finally, we show the results obtained for each wavelength where we found out that the best linear response was for the green laser with a wavelength of 550 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10742, Optical Manufacturing and Testing XII, 1074214 (14 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2320758
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Nayeli Perez-Esquivel, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
Fermín S. Granados-Agustín, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
Brenda Villalobos-Mendoza, Ctr. de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico)
Daniel Aguirre-Aguirre, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Elizabeth Percino-Zacarías, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
Alejandro Cornejo-Rodríguez, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10742:
Optical Manufacturing and Testing XII
Ray Williamson; Dae Wook Kim; Rolf Rascher, Editor(s)

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