We present a multiple-input, single-output, weakly nonlinear model of spatial light modulators by use of a second-order Volterra series and describe an experimental method to measure the nonlinear transfer functions by means of sinusoidal perturbation and synchronous detection with a lock-in amplifier. We also present an application of this method to a liquid-crystal light valve.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 5, 1998
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 1998
Published: November 10, 1998
Mark Storrs, David J. Mehrl, John F. Walkup, and Thomas F. Krile, "Volterra series modeling of spatial light modulators," Appl. Opt. 37, 7472-7481 (1998)