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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1998
  • pp: 546–548

High-speed temporal characterization and visualization of spatial light modulators and flat-panel displays

Eung G. Paek, C. L. Wilson, J. W. Roberts, and C. I. Watson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 546-548 (1998)

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An apparatus that can characterize and visualize temporal dynamics of spatial light modulators (SLM’s) and flat-panel displays is constructed and evaluated by use of a commercially available SLM. The apparatus is based on the stroboscopic video sampling method and has a temporal resolution of the order of microseconds, permitting measurement of a long event (>100ms) with a high signal-to-noise ratio. Experimental results demonstrate the visualization of the temporal image sequencing and addressing in an SLM.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(330.6790) Vision, color, and visual optics : Temporal discrimination

Eung G. Paek, C. L. Wilson, J. W. Roberts, and C. I. Watson, "High-speed temporal characterization and visualization of spatial light modulators and flat-panel displays," Opt. Lett. 23, 546-548 (1998)

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