Accession Number : ADD012537

Title :   Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator Optimized for Diffractive Readout.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Armitage,David

Report Date : 24 Jun 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The present invention relates generally to the field of optical signal processing apparatus, and more specifically to a spatial light modulator whose construction is optimized for diffractive readout. Two dimensional spatial light modulators are devices which allow control of an optical wavefront for processing or imaging operations. These devices, often called light valves, have potential for application in large screen display systems, including missile guidance and robotic vision systems. Listed below are several articles which describe their construction and operation.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *LIGHT MODULATORS, *LIQUID CRYSTALS, *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, SIGNAL PROCESSING, POLARIZATION, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Crystallography
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE