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Complex phase/amplitude spatial light modulator advances and use in a multispectral optical correlator
Author(s): Kipp Andon Bauchert; Steven A. Serati; Gary D. Sharp; Douglas J. McKnight
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Paper Abstract

Optical processing systems often require compact high frame rate spatial light modulators (SLMs), usually with application specific modulation requirements in the complex plane. In this paper we discuss several advances at Boulder Nonlinear Systems toward this goal, including our liquid crystal (LC) on VLSI 128 X 128 analog SLM, and our multispectral hybrid incoherent to coherent converter.We also present the analysis of optical modulation possibilities when utilizing zero twist nematic and planar aligned chiral smectic LC on a reflective backplane. Finally we present the design of a multispectral optical correlator for machine vision applications such as food inspection, security, or manufacturing inspection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3073, Optical Pattern Recognition VIII, (27 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270361
Show Author Affiliations
Kipp Andon Bauchert, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)
Steven A. Serati, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)
Gary D. Sharp, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)
Douglas J. McKnight, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3073:
Optical Pattern Recognition VIII
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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