11 November 1991 Optical evaluation of the microchannel spatial light modulator
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Abstract
The spatial light modulator (SLM) is a critical element in most optical processing systems. Different devices on the market today include the Hughes Liquid Crystal Light Valve (LCLV), the Ferroelectric LCLV, the GEC-Marconi LCLV, the Semetex MOSLM, Liquid Crystal Televisions, and the Deformable Mirror Device. The parameters of the above modulators have been evaluated at the Army Missile Command's Photonics and Optical Sciences Labs at Redstone Arsenal in an effort to determine the utility of these modulators as image transducers in optical correlator architectures. This paper will focus on another device perhaps applicable to optical correlators, the Microchannel Spatial Light Modulator (MSLM). The results of speed, maximum resolution, and visibility measurements will be presented.
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Jason N. Duffey, Tracy Dean Hudson, James C. Kirsch, "Optical evaluation of the microchannel spatial light modulator", Proc. SPIE 1558, Wave Propagation and Scattering in Varied Media II, (11 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49648; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.49648
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