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Integrated Total Internal Reflection (TIR) Spatial Light Modulator For Laser Printing
Author(s): William D. Turner; Robert A. Sprague
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Paper Abstract

An integrated version of a total internal reflection (TIR) electrooptic spatial light modulator is described which utilizes a silicon integrated circuit as the drive electronics to address a 5376 element device. The integrated driver includes the addressing electronics, electrode drive circuitry, and electrodes, and is proximity coupled to the electrooptic crystal by pressing it against the crystal surface. The fringing fields from the electrodes on the silicon integrated circuit penetrate the electrooptic crystal, producing a line image with individually controlled intensity modulation between adjacent electrodes. This modulator, when coupled with an appropriate light source, can be used as an element for a xerographic printer or for writing on photographic film.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0299, Advances in Laser Scanning Technology, (26 April 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932557
Show Author Affiliations
William D. Turner, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (United States)
Robert A. Sprague, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0299:
Advances in Laser Scanning Technology
Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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