1 June 1991 Schottky diode silicon liquid-crystal light valve
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The authors report the operation of the Hughes Schottky diode-based silicon liquid crystal light valve (SLV) using readout light in the visible region. Limiting resolutions of 28 lp/mm limited by the Schottky diode periodicity, contrast ratios of >100:1, visible input light sensitivities of better than 50 (mu) W/cm2, and response times as fast as 5 ms have been measured. Both standard twisted nematic and homeotropically-aligned liquid crystal configurations have been utilized. The main parameter of this device is the leakage current of the Schottky diodes.
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Keyvan Sayyah, Keyvan Sayyah, Uzi Efron, Uzi Efron, Richard Alan Forber, Richard Alan Forber, Norman W. Goodwin, Norman W. Goodwin, Philip G. Reif, Philip G. Reif, } "Schottky diode silicon liquid-crystal light valve", Proc. SPIE 1455, Liquid-Crystal Devices and Materials, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44697; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.44697

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