This work offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of spatial light modulators, from the various optical materials used for modulation, through the availability and characteristics of specific devices, to the main applications of SLMs and related systems. The gamut of SLMs is surveyed, including multiple-quantum-well, acousto-optical, magneto-optical, deformable-membrane, ferroelectric-liquid-crystal and smart-pixel modulators.
". . .the extensive bibliographies following the chapters are priceless, and they provide an invaluable resource for the researcher who wants to initiate an effort in the field. . .the book is technically sound and comprehensive. . .it would serve as an excellent reference book for the fast moving spatial light modulator field. "
---Optics & Photonic News
"The overall coverage of the book is excellent and well balanced. Efron has done a commendable job in bringing together well-respected expertise in the field and logically organizing the book chapters for a very diverse audience. The book is well illustrated and the subsections in each chapter make it easy to identify topics of interest from the table of contents. "
Nematic liquid crystals; physical properties of smectic liquid crystals and novel electro-optic effects; nonlinear optical properties of organic structures - fundamentals and applications; photorefractive materials; multiple quantum well spatial light modulators; FLC spatial light modulators; the magneto-optic spatial light modulator (MOSLM); charge-transfer-plate membrane-mirror light modulators; acousto-optic Bragg cell devices; smart pixels - technology and applications to parallel computing; SLMs in optical computing; display applications of SLMs; SLMs for optical switching; real-time holoography, innovative adaptive optics and compensated optical processors using spatial light modulators.