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Advances in liquid crystal spatial light modulators
Author(s): Kipp Andon Bauchert; Steven A. Serati; Alex Furman
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in our high-speed analog liquid crystal spatial light modulators (SLMs) will be presented. These advancements include higher pixel density, smaller pixel pitch, greatly improved optical efficiency, and higher speed operation. The new VLSI SLMs can utilize ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) or nematic liquid crystal (NLC) to achieve phase-only, amplitude-only and phase-amplitude-coupled modulation. These devices have applications in optical processing, optical storage, holographic display and beamsteering. Design criteria and experimental data will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4734, Optical Pattern Recognition XIII, (6 March 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.458418
Show Author Affiliations
Kipp Andon Bauchert, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)
Steven A. Serati, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)
Alex Furman, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4734:
Optical Pattern Recognition XIII
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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