Meadowlark Optics’ Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal (FLC) devices offer a significant performance advantage in optical shutter and rotator applications demanding the fastest optical response times available. FLC devices are designed for applications requiring active timing control of beam transmittance. Key features of our FLC devices include high-speed binary operation, high purity linear polarized output, and maximum extinction ratio performance. Since these devices are solid state – undesirable mechanical motion, associated noise, and vibration problems are eliminated. Our FLC devices require a DC-balanced AC drive signal, typically resulting in a 50% duty cycle operation. Our optional FC 5010 Controller is ideal for driving the devices for optimal performance (sold separately).
FLC Controller (FCS010)
The FCS010 is a two-channel liquid crystal controller specifically designed to drive our ferroelectric liquid crystal shutters and rotators.
The FCS010 has two short-circuit protected output channels driven 180 degrees out of phase. The pre-configured controller waveforms are optimized for FLC devices. We can tailor the waveform to your specific needs based on application and purchased FLC device. The drive waveform is output through SMA connectors.
The controller is 100% RoHS compliant and is powered by a separate 12V international power supply.