SANTEC offers a super-flatness of λ/40 using a wavefront correction technology in a spatial light modulator based on LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon).
Product name： Spatial Light Modulator
Module code： SLM-100
SANTEC, a leading design and manufacturer of tunable lasers, optical instruments, OCT products, and fiber-optic components, has introduced a super-flatness of λ/40 @633nm using wavefront correction technology in an SLM (spatial light modulator) based on LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) device. The SLM’s advanced high resolution of 10-bits (1024 gray level) is applied to compensate for the intrinsic spatial optical distortion and aberration in the LCOS device using a LUT (Look-up-Table). The wavefront correction technology is available for several SLM-100 models in optional visible wavelength. It was difficult to achieve the super-flatness in a conventional SLM, since the SLM has a resolution of 8-bits (256 gray level) for coarse tuning.
Super-flatness in an SLM is a very important feature in various industrial applications such as astrophysics, precision holography and laser processing to achieve ideal optical performance on the image plane.
The super-flat SLM-100 will be showcased at the BIOS / Photonics West 2017 in San Francisco, 28 January to 2 February 2017, at SANTEC’s booth #8518 / #322.
Santec Corporation was established in 1979. It is headquartered in Komaki, Japan and has subsidiaries in America (Santec U.S.A. Corporation) and China (Santec (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.). It is listed on the JASDAQ Market – a section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The company employs 160 staff and serves customers in more than 30 countries; these include most of the world’s major telecommunications companies and telecommunication system manufacturers. Santec’s products include a broad range of optical components and tunable laser light sources for the optical fiber industry, together with a range of fiber optic test and measurement instruments.