[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 4, No. 1B (1997) 167-169]
High Speed Parallel Aligned Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator Operated at 180 Hz
Yasunori IGASAKI, Narihiro YOSHIDA, Haruyoshi TOYODA, Yuji KOBAYASHI, Naohisa MUKOHZAKA and Tsutomu HARA
Central Research Laboratory, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., 5000, Hirakuchi, Hamakita, 434 Japan
(Received May 9, 1996; Accepted November 1, 1996)
We made a parallel aligned liquid crystal spatial light modulator (PAL-SLM) respond within 6 ms to meet requirements for a single-SLM color projection system. This was done by adjusting thicknesses of its optical addressing layer and its light modulating layer.
Key words : spatial light modulator, high speed, projector, liquid crystals, amorphous silicon