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Cinematic Infrared Scene Simulator Based On Vanadium Dioxide Spatial Modulator
Author(s): David H Strome
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a cinematic infrared scene projector based on the use of a thin film of vanadium dioxide as a spatial/temporal modulator in the 8-12 μm wavelength band. Key features of the concept are discussed, including image writing by a scanned laser beam, image erasure by a novel fast cooling and reheating process, and the avoidance of flicker in the output by the use of two optical channels coupled by a rotating framing mirror. Experimental data are given demonstrating the feasibility of operation at (512)2 pixels per frame and 30 frames per second.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1984
PDF: 260 pages
Proc. SPIE 0465, Spatial Light Modulators and Applications I, (13 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.941428
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David H Strome, Vought Missiles and Advanced Programs Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0465:
Spatial Light Modulators and Applications I
Uzi Efron, Editor(s)

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