Characterization of a transmissive spatial light modulator using four different wavelengths

N. Perez-Esquivel, F.S. Granados-Agustín, B. Villalobos-Mendoza, D. Aguirre-Aguirre, E. Percino-Zacarías, A. Cornejo-Rodríguez

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Abstract

The present work shows the characterization of a transmissive spatial light modulator (SLM) trademark CRL-Opto and model XGA2L11. This modulator will be used as a variable retarder to generate different polarization states which are produced when the different gray levels from 0 to 250 are displayed in the SLM. So, it is important to determine its response and linear range of work, these parameters were determined experimentally. For this, the SLM was tested with four different wavelengths: red (633 nm), orange (612 nm), violet (405 nm), and green (550 nm). For doing this, the SLM was placed between two linear polarizers aligned first in parallel and then in perpendicular form. The gray levels were varying uniformly from 0 to 250 with increments of 10 in gray levels, and the gray levels were displayed over all the pixels of the SLM. The different intensities for each gray level were measured with a Thorlabs detector model PM100A. Finally, we show the results obtained for each wavelength where we found out that the best linear response was for the green laser with a wavelength of 550 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Manufacturing and Testing XII
EditorsRay Williamson, Dae Wook Kim, Rolf Rascher
ISBN (Electronic)9781510620551
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10742
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

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Spatial Light Modulator
light modulators
Wavelength
wavelengths
retarders
Trademarks
Linear Response
Modulator
polarizers
Perpendicular
Modulators
Increment
modulators
Polarization
Pixel
Pixels
pixels
Detector
Spatial light modulators
Laser

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Perez-Esquivel, N., Granados-Agustín, F. S., Villalobos-Mendoza, B., Aguirre-Aguirre, D., Percino-Zacarías, E., & Cornejo-Rodríguez, A. (2018). Characterization of a transmissive spatial light modulator using four different wavelengths. In R. Williamson, D. W. Kim, & R. Rascher (Eds.), Optical Manufacturing and Testing XII [1074214] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10742). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2320758
Perez-Esquivel, N. ; Granados-Agustín, F.S. ; Villalobos-Mendoza, B. ; Aguirre-Aguirre, D. ; Percino-Zacarías, E. ; Cornejo-Rodríguez, A. / Characterization of a transmissive spatial light modulator using four different wavelengths. Optical Manufacturing and Testing XII. editor / Ray Williamson ; Dae Wook Kim ; Rolf Rascher. 2018. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Perez-Esquivel, N, Granados-Agustín, FS, Villalobos-Mendoza, B, Aguirre-Aguirre, D, Percino-Zacarías, E & Cornejo-Rodríguez, A 2018, Characterization of a transmissive spatial light modulator using four different wavelengths. in R Williamson, DW Kim & R Rascher (eds), Optical Manufacturing and Testing XII., 1074214, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 10742. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2320758

Characterization of a transmissive spatial light modulator using four different wavelengths. / Perez-Esquivel, N.; Granados-Agustín, F.S.; Villalobos-Mendoza, B.; Aguirre-Aguirre, D.; Percino-Zacarías, E.; Cornejo-Rodríguez, A.

Optical Manufacturing and Testing XII. ed. / Ray Williamson; Dae Wook Kim; Rolf Rascher. 2018. 1074214 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10742).

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Perez-Esquivel N, Granados-Agustín FS, Villalobos-Mendoza B, Aguirre-Aguirre D, Percino-Zacarías E, Cornejo-Rodríguez A. Characterization of a transmissive spatial light modulator using four different wavelengths. In Williamson R, Kim DW, Rascher R, editors, Optical Manufacturing and Testing XII. 2018. 1074214. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2320758