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9 September 2015 A hybrid DMD-waveguide optical signal processor
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A hybrid platform is proposed for optical processing with capabilities beyond the standard use for spatial filter coefficients. Time domain operations are explored utilizing electro-optical components to generate and steer an optical beam across the digital micro-mirror device (DMD). An input signal in the form of a collimated optical beam is scanned through an imaging optic across the DMD to achieve 1-D operations. Coefficient “bit depth” is determined by the mirror pattern in the local spot zone giving a ratio of ‘on’ state to ‘off’ state area. The reflected signal returns along the original path through the imaging lens and is read by a receiver. Design feasibility is presented along with initial experimental results.
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D. Macik, R. Howe, and C. K. Madsen "A hybrid DMD-waveguide optical signal processor", Proc. SPIE 9598, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing IX, 95980J (9 September 2015);

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