Mark A. Handschy

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We present the design and characterization of a spatial light modulator (SLM) comprising a ferroelectric-liquid-crystal light-modulating layer on top of a silicon integrated circuit. Our SLM consists of two electrically addressed arrays on the same integrated-circuit die. The first, a 1 x 128 linear array with a 20-microm center-to-center element spacing,(More)
Electro-optic modulators using ferroelectric liquid-crystal technology have generally been limited to use with polarized light. It is possible, however, to construct a diffractive array of ferroelectric liquid-crystal phase modulators that can act as a shutter for unpolarized light. We have built two types of polarization-independent diffractive shutter(More)
Optical architecture choices optimize pico-projection engines for battery-powered embedded applications and wall-plug-powered stand-alone applications. Embedded engines offer power effi-ciencies above 6 lm/W, while stand-alone systems offer luminous outputs up to 110 lm. 1. Introduction Access to large-screen visual content via small mobile devices,(More)
We demonstrate fast, efficient beam steering using a single 1x32 analog ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) spatial light modulator. A high-tilt FLC material with 82 degrees optic-axis switching provides, in a reflective-mode device with a passive quarter-wave retarder between a half-wave FLC layer and a mirror, 91% of full 0-2pi phase modulation. Electronic(More)
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We have developed a spatial light modulator technology based on foundry silicon fabrication processes. This technology employs a thin, ferroelectric liquid crystal light-modulating layer at the substrate's surface, producing electrically addressed display devices with resolutions up to 256x256 and frame rates up to 10 kHz. We have also fabricated optically(More)
We describe parallel optical XOR and XNOR logic gates implemented with ferroelectric liquid-crystal (FLC) electro-optic elements to yield naturally a logic in which the binary gate outputs are indicated by two orthogonal polarizations of transmitted light. These gates absorb no power from the incident light beam and hence can be cascaded without the need to(More)
Advanced spatial light modulators both detect incident light and modulate reflected light. Each pixel may contain multiple photodetectors, a modulator, control circuitry, and signal-processing circuitry. Because each detector and modulator occupies only a fraction of the area of a pixel the optical efficiency of these devices suffers. We have experimented(More)