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Study on the implementation of spatial light modulator liquid crystal device atmospheric simulator for short wavelength infrared applications
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Paper Abstract

The use of Spatial Light Modulators (SLM), Liquid Crystal Devices for atmospheric turbulence simulation in optical system has increased in the recent years. These devices allow the development of test-beds that can be used to simulate, analyze and improve optical components or systems in a controlled laboratory environment before further implementation on the eld. Most research has been performed at visible wavelengths with the use of a vast array of atmospheric turbulence simulation algorithms. We present preliminary work on an atmospheric simulation test bed which uses an algorithm developed at NRL with a transmissive high denition Liquid Crystal Device SLMs for applications in the short-wavelength infrared, with the main focus of interested at 1550nm. Preliminary results are shown for the application to a high denition re ective Liquid Crystal Device SLM for the same wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7923, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXIII, 79230R (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.875469
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Freddie Santiago, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Carlos O. Font, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Christopher C. Wilcox, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ty Martinez, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Stephen Myers, Ctr. for High Technology Materials (United States)
Joseph A. Duperre, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jonathan R. Andrews, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Sergio R. Restaino, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Charmaine Gilbreath, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Don Payne, Narrascape, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7923:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXIII
Hamid Hemmati, Editor(s)

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