Meadowlark’s XY Series Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs) are designed for versatility and ease of use in typical optical laboratory environments.
A spatial light modulator (SLM) is an electrically programmable device that modulates light according to a fixed spatial (pixel) pattern. SLMs have an expanding role in several optical areas where light control on a pixel-by-pixel basis is critical for optimum system performance. SLMs are typically used to control incident light in amplitude-only, phase-only or the combination, phase-amplitude.
Meadowlark manufactures and sells liquid crystal spatial light modulators for a variety of photonics applications. Instead of using off-the-shelf displays, we have designed multiple SLMs specifically for these applications. This custom design approach allows us to offer products that are optimized for use in photonics applications. Our manufacturing processes have been developed to yield optically flat devices tuned to maximize performance at a variety of nominal wavelengths from the visible through the near infrared (NIR).
Prototype SLMs can also be purchased for ultraviolet (UV) short-wave infrared (SWIR), mid-wave infrared (MWIR), and long-wave infrared (LWIR).