David V. Wick

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A wide field-of-view (FOV), theoretically diffraction-limited imaging system is demonstrated using a single positive lens (a singlet), a reflective liquid crystal spatial light modulator (SLM), a turning mirror and a CCD camera. The SLM is used to correct the off-axis aberrations that would otherwise limit the useful FOV of our system. Foveated imaging(More)
The field-of-view (FOV) of a simple imaging system can be dramatically improved using a liquid crystal spatial light modulator (SLM). A SLM can be used to correct the off-axis aberrations that often limit the useful FOV of an imaging system giving near diffraction-limited performance at much larger field angles than would otherwise be possible. Foveated(More)
This paper was published in SPIE Proceedings, Volume 6135 and is made available as an electronic reprint with permission of SPIE. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systemic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for(More)
New liquid-crystal media and photoconductor materials are being utilized in spatial light modulators to increase their resolution, diffraction efficiency, speed, and sensitivity. A prototypical device developed for real-time holography applications has shown an 8% diffraction efficiency from a holographic grating with a spatial frequency of 370 line(More)
Current research interests: Quantum nano-optics of semiconductors, cavity QED of a single quantum dot in a photonic crystal cavity, growth by molecular beam epitaxy of quantum wells, dots, nano cavities, metal/semiconductor and superconductor/semiconductor hybrid coupled systems, quantum and fundamental optical experiments with such novel systems. I.e.(More)
Thin-shelled composite mirrors have been recently proposed for use as deformable mirrors in optical systems. Large-diameter deformable composite mirrors can be used in the development of active optical zoom systems. We present the fabrication, testing, and modeling of a prototype 0.2 m diameter carbon fiber reinforced polymer mirror for use as a deformable(More)
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