Spatial Light ModulatorsKey Features
- Compact optical housing design
- Phase or amplitude modulation
Hex Spatial Light Modulator
Our transmissive hexagonal array SLMs are designed for adaptive optics applications. The two dimensional array of Liquid Crystal Variable Retarders acts as a real time programmable phase mask for wavefront correction of a linear polarized source.
Unwanted aberration effects are removed by introducing the opposite phase shift through the Hex SLM. The most common applications involve high-resolution imaging where viewing through an aberrant medium is unavoidable. Examples include astronomical imaging with ground-based telescopes and medical imaging through body fluids. High-energy laser users also benefit from active phase compensation for beam profile correction.
Linear Array Spatial Light Modulator
The transmissive linear array can be used to alter the temporal profile of femtosecond light pulses via computer control. These SLMs find use in other applications including Hadamard spectroscopy, optical data storage and wavefront compensation.
Meadowlark Optics Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs) consist of patterned arrays of independently controlled liquid crystal (LC) variable retarders. Our SLMs are electronically programmable and interface to our Model D3128 SLM Controller. Meadowlark Optics offers both linear and hexagonal pixel geometries.