The spatial light modulator based on total internal reflection at the ferroelectric liquid-crystal–glass interface has a 107:1 contrast ratio, a 250-μs response time, and a λ/8 transmitted wave-front uniformity. These properties make the spatial light modulator well suited to provide frequency-band excision in acousto-optic spectrum analyzers.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 20, 1994
Published: August 15, 1994
L. K. Cotter and M. A. Handschy, "High-contrast ferroelectric liquid-crystal spatial light modulator," Opt. Lett. 19, 1255-1256 (1994)