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Evaluation Of An Elastomer Optical Storage Device
Author(s): L. M. Ralston
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Paper Abstract

An Elastomer Storage Device (ESD) was constructed which has potential as an adaptive Spatial Filter in optical spectrum analysers. The ESD uses a PVK-TNF photoconductor and parallel plate charging in a low pressure Argon atmosphere. Resolution greater than 100 cycles/mm and a time-bandwidth product in excess of 1. 6 x 106 have been measured. A photometric sensitivity of 5μ J/cm2 at 515.4nm was observed. The linear dynamic range in the Fourier plane was measured to be 40db. The device has a lifetime in excess of 107 cycles at a frame rate of 10 cycles/second.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0218, Devices and Systems for Optical Signal Processing, (25 April 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958508
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L. M. Ralston, Harris Government Systems Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0218:
Devices and Systems for Optical Signal Processing
Timothy C. Strand; Armand R. Tanguay, Editor(s)

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