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Comparison of transmissive and reflective spatial light modulators for optical manipulation applications
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Paper Abstract

There are basically two types of high-resolution spatial light modulators (SLMs): reflective and transmissive. Obviously, the two types lend themselves to different optical configurations, where one might have advantages over the other for generating the dynamic multi-spot patterns needed by the micromanipulator. In addition, there are inherent performance and operational differences between the two, which has several implications. This paper compares reflective and transmissive high resolution SLMs as well as optical and electrical addressing schemes for operation in optical manipulation applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5930, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation II, 59302D (27 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619283
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Jamie Harriman, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)
Steve Serati, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)
Jay Stockley, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5930:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation II
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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