Accession Number : ADD012168

Title :   Amorphous Silicon Spatial Light Modulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ashley,Paul R

Report Date : 23 Dec 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This patent application discloses an amorphous silicon spatial light modulator that includes a unique three electrode structure that is used to create a two-dimensional electric field distribution in liquid crystal material. This modulator allows for the use of very thin photoconductor layers and a middle electrode in the form of a grating structure to provide control of the field shape while also providing for high spatial resolution.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *LIGHT MODULATORS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ELECTRODES, GRATINGS(SPECTRA), HIGH RESOLUTION, LAYERS, LIQUID CRYSTALS, PHOTOCONDUCTORS, SHAPE, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, THINNESS, TWO DIMENSIONAL

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE