SANTEC offers UV hardened spatial light modulators based on LCOS.

SANTEC offers UV hardened spatial light modulators based on LCOS.



Product Name: Spatial Light Modulator
Product Model: SLM-150

SANTEC, a leading design and manufacturer of tunable lasers, optical instruments, OCT products, and fiber-optic components, has introduced a ultraviolet (UV) hardened spatial light modulator (SLM) based on Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) technology. This product is the world’s first two-dimensional SLM, extending their use into the UV band. The UV hardened SLM-150 has 42 times higher UV durability when compared to standard SLM devices. A power density up to 10mW/cm2 is sustainable using a novel liquid crystal and dielectric mirror design. The SLM-150 follows the popular first generation SLM-100 from Santec that has been deployed in various industrial and scientific applications, including beam shaping, computer-generated holograms, optical manipulation, and wave-front compensation.



Release date: 1/19/2018

The SLM-150 will be showcased at the BiOS / Photonics West 2018 in San Francisco, January 27 to February 1, 2018, at SANTEC’s booths #8454 / #2617.


About Santec:
Santec Corporation was established in 1979. It is headquartered in Komaki, Japan and has subsidiaries in America (Santec U.S.A. Corporation), London (Santec Europe Limited) and China (Santec (Shanghai) Co., Ltd). It is listed on the JASDAQ Market – a section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The company employs 190 staff and serves customers in more than 30 countries since the release of its first product in 1984; the world’s first optical fiber test machine. Now santec’s product line includes 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.

Santec. The Photonics Pioneer.