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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1995
  • pp: 225–227

Photoanisotropic incoherent-to-coherent converter using a bacteriorhodopsin thin film

H. Imam, L. R. Lindvold, and P. S. Ramanujam  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 225-227 (1995)

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We have fabricated a novel optically addressed spatial light modulator by using bacteriorhodopsin immobilized in a polymer thin film. This incoherent-to-coherent converter is based on photoinduced anisotropy, as distinguished from previously reported devices based on photochroism in bacteriorhodopsin. This system is capable of a resolution of 114 lines/mm with a contrast ratio of 100:1.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 15, 1994
Published: January 15, 1995

H. Imam, L. R. Lindvold, and P. S. Ramanujam, "Photoanisotropic incoherent-to-coherent converter using a bacteriorhodopsin thin film," Opt. Lett. 20, 225-227 (1995)

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