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Multiport model of a liquid crystal light valve
Author(s): Mark Storrs; David J. Mehrl; John F. Walkup
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Paper Abstract

Development of optical information processing systems requires accurate models of the spatial light modulators employed in these systems. These models must recognize the multiport and non-linear nature of these devices. Here we describe the temporal characteristics of spatial light modulators by a quadratic multiport model. We use spectrum analysis and sinusoidal perturbation with synchronous detection to observe the nonlinear characteristics of a Hughes Model 4050 liquid crystal light valve. We present experimental results demonstrating some of the nonlinear characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2848, Materials, Devices, and Systems for Optoelectronic Processing, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256142
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Storrs, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
David J. Mehrl, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
John F. Walkup, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2848:
Materials, Devices, and Systems for Optoelectronic Processing
John A. Neff; Bahram Javidi, Editor(s)

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