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High-resolution phase-only spatial light modulators with submillisecond response
Author(s): Steven A. Serati; Xiaowei Xia; Owais Mughal; Anna Linnenberger
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Paper Abstract

Improvements in silicon foundry processes have made possible high-resolution, light-efficient backplanes capable of driving electro-optic modulators with higher voltage signals. The higher voltage provides the excitation to achieve sub-millisecond response times with a wave of phase modulation when used with dual-frequency nematic liquid crystals. By combining dual-frequency phase modulators with high-voltage silicon backplanes, compact spatial light modulators become available for applications that need fast, high-throughput modulators such as optical signal processing, adaptive wavefront correction, optical signal routing or beamsteering, and active diffractive optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5106, Optical Pattern Recognition XIV, (6 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.488311
Show Author Affiliations
Steven A. Serati, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)
Xiaowei Xia, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)
Owais Mughal, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)
Anna Linnenberger, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5106:
Optical Pattern Recognition XIV
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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