23 December 1983 Physical Characterization Of The Variable Grating Mode Liquid Crystal Device
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Proceedings Volume 0388, Advances in Optical Information Processing I; (1983) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934991
Event: 1983 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1983, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
The physical principles of operation of the Variable Grating Mode Liquid Crystal Device are described. The VGM device is capable of performing a two-dimensional intensity-to-spatial frequency conversion, which in turn allows the implementation of a wide range of nonlinear optical processing and computing functions. The device utilizes certain nematic liquid crystal mixtures that are observed to form variable frequency diffraction gratings under the influence of an applied bias voltage. Both fundamental and technological limitations to device performance characteristics are discussed.
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A. R. Tanguay, A. R. Tanguay, C. S. Wu, C. S. Wu, P. Chavel, P. Chavel, T. C. Strand, T. C. Strand, A. A. Sawchuk, A. A. Sawchuk, B. H. Soffer, B. H. Soffer, } "Physical Characterization Of The Variable Grating Mode Liquid Crystal Device", Proc. SPIE 0388, Advances in Optical Information Processing I, (23 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934991; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934991
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