14 September 1994 Complex-amplitude noise characteristics of analog liquid crystal spatial light modulators
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Abstract
A simple complex-amplitude model is developed and used to establish the behavior of amplitude an polarization state noise. A simple experiment based upon this model shows that the dominate source of noise in a twisted nematic liquid crystal cell results from polarization state fluctuations. A Stokes polarimeter is described and then used to measure the polarization state dynamics of a commercially available liquid crystal modulator.
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Michael V. Morelli, Michael V. Morelli, Thomas F. Krile, Thomas F. Krile, John F. Walkup, John F. Walkup, } "Complex-amplitude noise characteristics of analog liquid crystal spatial light modulators", Proc. SPIE 2265, Polarization Analysis and Measurement II, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186663; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.186663
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