Accession Number : ADA188853

Title :   A Numerical Analysis of the Dynamics of PRIZ Operation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Cushing, David A

PDF Url : ADA188853

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : A numerical computer model of the PRIZ electrooptic spatial light modulator is presented. This model involves differencing the longitudal spatial derivative and using a numerical integration technique to solve the time derivative. The model is validated by comparing the numerical results with the analytical theory. Comparisons are made with experimental results. The model is extended to solve for the integrated transverse electric field in the case of the simple spot. The integrated field is found to have nearly a 1/r dependence. The solution for a simple spot is used to explain the edge enhancement effect of a simple spot reported by Shields. The damage to the PRIZ is then briefly discussed.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC FIELDS, *ELECTROOPTICS, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *LIGHT MODULATORS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, DYNAMICS, EDGES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, OPTIMIZATION, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, THEORY, THESES, TIME, TRANSVERSE

Subject Categories : Optics
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE