This report is for the individuals who need to know the operating principals, specifications and availability of Spatial Light Modulators (SLM's) used in optical processing. This is to aid in decision making. The units presented here have been used by researchers to demonstrate the principles of optical Computing, optical Correlation for Target Recognition, optical Interconnects for Communications and optical Displays. In just a few cases, Semetex Magneto-optic SLM and Hughes LCLV, the SLM's have actually been used in system products. An SLM selection guide has been included for quick reference.
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