16 June 1986 Liquid-Crystal Differentiating Spatial Light Modulator
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Proceedings Volume 0613, Nonlinear Optics and Applications; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960405
Event: O-E/LASE'86 Symposium, 1986, Los Angeles, CA, United States
A nematic liquid-crystal spatial light modulator based on a transverse electro-optic effect is demonstrated. The transverse field is derived from the write light intensity gradient; therefore the device operates in a differentiating or edge enhancing mode. The longitudinal component of the electric field increases the write speed and provides erasure. This drive-off capability is unusual in nematic devices. A bismuth silicon oxide crystal provides photoconductive addressing in a primitive nematic device which demonstrates the effect. Initial experimental results and theory are presented.
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David Armitage, David Armitage, John I. Thackara, John I. Thackara, } "Liquid-Crystal Differentiating Spatial Light Modulator", Proc. SPIE 0613, Nonlinear Optics and Applications, (16 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.960405; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960405


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