A new type of electron-beam-addressed spatial light modulator has been demonstrated. It is based on the local tuning of an optothermal nonlinear interference filter by the scanned electron beam. Such an e-beam-tunable interference filter device should find applications in both display technology and optical data processing.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 6, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 1988
Published: May 1, 1988
A. C. Walker, S. D. Smith, R. J. Campbell, and J. G. H. Mathew, "Electron-beam-tunable interference filter spatial light modulator," Opt. Lett. 13, 345-347 (1988)