25 April 1980 LiNbO3 and LiTaO3 Microchannel Spatial Light Modulators
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Proceedings Volume 0218, Devices and Systems for Optical Signal Processing; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958509
Event: 1980 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
The Microchannel Spatial Light Modulator (MSLM) is a relatively new, highly sensitive, optically-addressed light modulator that is being developed for low-level-light, real-time, optical information processing. This Paper presents an update of recent progress on the development of the MSLM. Vacuum-sealed and demountable devices employing electro-optic crystals of LiTaO3 and LiNbO3 respectively, are evaluated. These devices are found to have similar characteristics. A halfwave exposure sensitivity of 8.4 nJ/cm2 and a long-term optical information storage time of more than two weeks have been demonstrated with the vacuum-sealed LiTaO3 device; the demountable LiNbO3 MSLM has been cycled at 10 frames per second.
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C. Warde, C. Warde, A. M. Weiss, A. M. Weiss, A. D. Fisher, A. D. Fisher, } "LiNbO3 and LiTaO3 Microchannel Spatial Light Modulators", Proc. SPIE 0218, Devices and Systems for Optical Signal Processing, (25 April 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958509; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958509
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