spatial light modulator

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spatial light modulator

(1) A matrix of movable mirrors used to reflect a digital image to the viewer. See DLP and LCoS.

(2) A matrix of shutters that represents a page of binary data. It is used to modulate a laser beam for holographic storage. See holographic storage.

The Spatial Light Modulator
The checkerboard-like device modulates the laser beam to create the holographic page when combined with the reference laser.
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These bands may have been caused by nonuniformity in the response of the spatial light modulator.
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Limited tenders are invited for spatial light modulator
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The principles behind RealView's system are well known in the holography community, but the company appears to have succeeded in building a prototype system which is close to commercialisation, which takes as digital image data (such as from medical imaging equipment), converts it through proprietary algorithms in to calculated interference patterns, then projects these using a spatial light modulator (SLM) to a focal spot in mid-air, where the full colour animated 3D image can be viewed over a wide angle by several people, with real-time interaction in terms of moving the image to see different sides and even slicing it to get internal views.
The data are digitally processed and displayed on a small high resolution spatial light modulator (SLM).
Tenders are invited for Supply of Spatial Light Modulator

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