Silicon Liquid Crystal Light Valves: Status and Issues

U. Efron, P. O. Braatz, M. J. Little, R. N. Schwartz, J. Grinberg

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The structure, operation, and performance of silicon-based liquid crystal light valves - the photoactivated, CCD-addressed, and visible-to-IR converter - are described. The performance limitations of the readout structure, in particular those affecting resolution, sensitivity, contrast ratio, and speed, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-686
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (all)


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