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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 1997
  • pp: 5732–5747

Spatial light modulators for projection displays

Kuniharu Takizawa, Takanori Fujii, Masahiro Kawakita, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Hideo Fujikake, Minori Yokozawa, Akiko Murata, and Kiyoshi Kishi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 23, pp. 5732-5747 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.005732


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Abstract

Spatial light modulators (SLM’s) consisting of a polymer-dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) film and a Bi12SiO20 photoconductor are discussed and demonstrated. This device, which uses light scattering in the PDLC film, has several advantages including no polarizer, a low optical loss, and video-rate operation. The device was designed by use of an electrical-image method. High-definition SLM’s with a limiting resolution (36–50 line pairs/mm) were fabricated by stacking of an optimized mirror and the PDLC film. The device, which was incorporated into a Schlieren system with a 1-kW xenon lamp, provided high-contrast video images and a total luminous flux of 1000 lm.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 4, 1995
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 1996
Published: August 10, 1997

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Kuniharu Takizawa, Takanori Fujii, Masahiro Kawakita, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Hideo Fujikake, Minori Yokozawa, Akiko Murata, and Kiyoshi Kishi, "Spatial light modulators for projection displays," Appl. Opt. 36, 5732-5747 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-23-5732


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