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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1988
  • pp: 1797–1802

Liquid crystal spatial light modulator with a transmissive amorphous silicon photoconductor

Paul R. Ashley, Jack H. Davis, and Tae Kwan Oh  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 9, pp. 1797-1802 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.001797


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Abstract

A spatial light modulator with a thin (1-μm) amorphous silicon (PIN) photoconductor has been demonstrated with a threshold sensitivity of <3 μw/cm2. A novel compound electrode design greatly increases the efficiency allowing the use of a photoconductive layer thin enough to achieve good transmission. The performance characteristics are reported and compared to the predictions of a theoretical model of the device.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 1987
Published: May 1, 1988

Citation
Paul R. Ashley, Jack H. Davis, and Tae Kwan Oh, "Liquid crystal spatial light modulator with a transmissive amorphous silicon photoconductor," Appl. Opt. 27, 1797-1802 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-9-1797


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