Abstract

The spatial light modulator based on total internal reflection at the ferroelectric liquid-crystal–glass interface has a 107:1 contrast ratio, a 250-μs response time, and a λ/8 transmitted wave-front uniformity. These properties make the spatial light modulator well suited to provide frequency-band excision in acousto-optic spectrum analyzers.

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  1. G. W. Anderson, D. C. Webb, A. E. Spezio, J. N. Lee, Proc. IEEE 79, 355 (1991).
    [CrossRef]
  2. D. W. Jackson, J. L. Erickson, in Acousto-Optic Signal Processing, N. J. Berg, J. N. Lee, eds. (Dekker, New York, 1983), pp. 107–137.
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    [CrossRef]
  4. R. W. Brandstetter, P. W. Grieve, Opt. Eng. 29, 804 (1990).
    [CrossRef]
  5. M. R. Meadows, M. A. Handschy, N. A. Clark, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1394 (1989).
    [CrossRef]
  6. Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft, 6230 Frankfurt 80, Germany.

1992

R. N. Ward, A. VanderLugt, Opt. Eng. 31, 606 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991

G. W. Anderson, D. C. Webb, A. E. Spezio, J. N. Lee, Proc. IEEE 79, 355 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1990

R. W. Brandstetter, P. W. Grieve, Opt. Eng. 29, 804 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1989

M. R. Meadows, M. A. Handschy, N. A. Clark, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1394 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Anderson, G. W.

G. W. Anderson, D. C. Webb, A. E. Spezio, J. N. Lee, Proc. IEEE 79, 355 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Brandstetter, R. W.

R. W. Brandstetter, P. W. Grieve, Opt. Eng. 29, 804 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Clark, N. A.

M. R. Meadows, M. A. Handschy, N. A. Clark, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1394 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Erickson, J. L.

D. W. Jackson, J. L. Erickson, in Acousto-Optic Signal Processing, N. J. Berg, J. N. Lee, eds. (Dekker, New York, 1983), pp. 107–137.

Grieve, P. W.

R. W. Brandstetter, P. W. Grieve, Opt. Eng. 29, 804 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Handschy, M. A.

M. R. Meadows, M. A. Handschy, N. A. Clark, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1394 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Jackson, D. W.

D. W. Jackson, J. L. Erickson, in Acousto-Optic Signal Processing, N. J. Berg, J. N. Lee, eds. (Dekker, New York, 1983), pp. 107–137.

Lee, J. N.

G. W. Anderson, D. C. Webb, A. E. Spezio, J. N. Lee, Proc. IEEE 79, 355 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Meadows, M. R.

M. R. Meadows, M. A. Handschy, N. A. Clark, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1394 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Spezio, A. E.

G. W. Anderson, D. C. Webb, A. E. Spezio, J. N. Lee, Proc. IEEE 79, 355 (1991).
[CrossRef]

VanderLugt, A.

R. N. Ward, A. VanderLugt, Opt. Eng. 31, 606 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ward, R. N.

R. N. Ward, A. VanderLugt, Opt. Eng. 31, 606 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Webb, D. C.

G. W. Anderson, D. C. Webb, A. E. Spezio, J. N. Lee, Proc. IEEE 79, 355 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

M. R. Meadows, M. A. Handschy, N. A. Clark, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1394 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng.

R. N. Ward, A. VanderLugt, Opt. Eng. 31, 606 (1992).
[CrossRef]

R. W. Brandstetter, P. W. Grieve, Opt. Eng. 29, 804 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Proc. IEEE

G. W. Anderson, D. C. Webb, A. E. Spezio, J. N. Lee, Proc. IEEE 79, 355 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Other

D. W. Jackson, J. L. Erickson, in Acousto-Optic Signal Processing, N. J. Berg, J. N. Lee, eds. (Dekker, New York, 1983), pp. 107–137.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Total-internal-reflection principle and prism cross section. In the on state incident ŝ-polarized light is transmitted; in the off state all light is totally reflected.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

SLM test bed: I1–I5, apertures; BD, beam dump.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Test bed spot profile: intensity versus razor blade position.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

SLM transmitted intensity versus time.

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