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Membrane light modulators: engineering design considerations
Author(s): Daniel M. O'Mara; Craig M. Schiller; Cardinal Warde
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Paper Abstract

Geometric parameters such as fill-factor, pixel shape, and array symmetry strongly affect the performance of membrane light modulators. A set of modeling tools that allow device performance evaluation as a function of these parameters have been developed. The models predict the effect of varying a given parameter and allow visualization of the result. The current modeling results are in good agreement with experimental observation and have formed the basis for computer-aided design of future generations of such devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1527, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48642
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Daniel M. O'Mara, Optron Systems, Inc. (United States)
Craig M. Schiller, Optron Systems, Inc. (United States)
Cardinal Warde, Optron Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1527:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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