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Optical evaluation of the microchannel spatial light modulator
Author(s): Jason N. Duffey; Tracy Dean Hudson; James C. Kirsch
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Paper Abstract

The spatial light modulator (SLM) is a critical element in most optical processing systems. Different devices on the market today include the Hughes Liquid Crystal Light Valve (LCLV), the Ferroelectric LCLV, the GEC-Marconi LCLV, the Semetex MOSLM, Liquid Crystal Televisions, and the Deformable Mirror Device. The parameters of the above modulators have been evaluated at the Army Missile Command's Photonics and Optical Sciences Labs at Redstone Arsenal in an effort to determine the utility of these modulators as image transducers in optical correlator architectures. This paper will focus on another device perhaps applicable to optical correlators, the Microchannel Spatial Light Modulator (MSLM). The results of speed, maximum resolution, and visibility measurements will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1558, Wave Propagation and Scattering in Varied Media II, (11 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49648
Show Author Affiliations
Jason N. Duffey, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Tracy Dean Hudson, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
James C. Kirsch, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1558:
Wave Propagation and Scattering in Varied Media II
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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