1 November 1991 Microlens array for modification of SLM devices
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Proceedings Volume 1544, Miniature and Micro-Optics: Fabrication and System Applications; (1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49373
Event: San Diego, '91, 1991, San Diego, CA, United States
Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE) has designed a binary optic microlens array that will increase the efficiency of a spatial light modulator (SLM). This paper discusses the design procedure and predicts the simulated performance. It is demonstrated that conventional ray trace modeling is inadequate for micro-optic design due to diffraction effects. A scalar wave solution correctly simulates this phenomenon under most conditions.
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Alan D. Kathman, Mark G. Temmen, Miles L. Scott, "Microlens array for modification of SLM devices", Proc. SPIE 1544, Miniature and Micro-Optics: Fabrication and System Applications, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49373; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.49373

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