19 December 1986 Ferroelectric Liquid-Crystal And Fast Nematic Spatial Light Modulators
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The electro-optic display industry has developed liquid-crystal technology to the level of TV imaging. For optical processing and other special applications, a much faster response time is desirable. Techniques which optimize the response of nematic liquid crystals are reviewed. Ferroelectric liquid crystals are described, with which switching speeds well beyond nematic limitation are achieved. A photoaddressed spatial light modulator using bismuth silicon oxide as the photoconductor addressing a surface-stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal is described. Initial experimental results are presented.
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D. Armitage, D. Armitage, J. I. Thackara, J. I. Thackara, N. A. Clark, N. A. Clark, M. A. Handschy, M. A. Handschy, } "Ferroelectric Liquid-Crystal And Fast Nematic Spatial Light Modulators", Proc. SPIE 0684, Liquid Crystals and Spatial Light Modulator Materials, (19 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936480; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936480


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