OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Vol. 26, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2001
  • pp: 920–922

Dynamic complex wave-front modulation with an analog spatial light modulator

Philip Birch, Rupert Young, David Budgett, and Chris Chatwin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 12, pp. 920-922 (2001)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (244 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A method of producing an arbitrary complex field modulation by use of two pixels of an analog ferroelectric spatial light modulator (SLM) is demonstrated. The method uses the gray-scale modulation capabilities of a SLM to spatially encode the complex data on two pixels. A spatial filter is used to remove the carrier signal. This technique gives fast gray-level amplitude and phase modulation.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

Philip Birch, Rupert Young, David Budgett, and Chris Chatwin, "Dynamic complex wave-front modulation with an analog spatial light modulator," Opt. Lett. 26, 920-922 (2001)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. P. M. Birch, J. Gourlay, N. P. Doble, and A. Purvis, Proc. SPIE 3126, 185 (1997).
  2. R. D. Juday and J. M. Florence, Proc. SPIE 1558, 499 (1991).
  3. J. M. Florence and R. D. Juday, Proc. SPIE 1558, 487 (1991).
  4. G. Tricoles, Appl. Opt. 26, 4351 (1987).
  5. K. A. Bauchert, S. A. Serati, G. D. Sharp, and D. J. McKnight, Proc. SPIE 3073, 170 (1997).
  6. P. M. Birch, R. C. D. Young, D. M. Budgett, and C. R. Chatwin, Opt. Commun. 175, 347 (2000).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited