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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1588–1590

Analog nonvolatile optically addressed spatial light modulator

Michael G. Robinson and Craig Tombling  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 1588-1590 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001588


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Abstract

We present a nonvolatile optically addressed spatial light modulator for use in optical processing and projection systems. The device utilizes the spatial nonvolatile switching of a ferroelectric liquid crystal addressed through a photoconducting medium. One obtains an analog representation similar to halftone printing by threshold switching of micro-optically modified pixel intensity profiles. An experimental demonstration of the device is described, together with qualitative and theoretical interpretation of the results.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 1996
Published: October 1, 1996

Citation
Michael G. Robinson and Craig Tombling, "Analog nonvolatile optically addressed spatial light modulator," Opt. Lett. 21, 1588-1590 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-19-1588


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