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Noise characterization of a liquid crystal light valve using a multiple-port Volterra series model
Author(s): Mark Storrs; David J. Mehrl; John F. Walkup; Thomas F. Krile
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Paper Abstract

We present a multiple-input, single-output, weakly nonlinear model of a liquid crystal light valve using a second-order Volterra series and describe an experimental method to measure the nonlinear transfer functions using sinusoidal perturbation and synchronous detection with a lock-in amplifier. Experimentally measured and estimated nonlinear transfer functions are presented. We next discuss the response of the liquid crystal light valve to random inputs and present experimental noise measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3388, Advances in Optical Information Processing VIII, (25 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319412
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)
Thomas F. Krile, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3388:
Advances in Optical Information Processing VIII
Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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