SANTEC offers second generation spatial light modulators with Full-HD LCOS.

SANTEC offers second generation spatial light modulators with Full-HD LCOS.


Product Name: Spatial Light Modulator

Module code: SLM-200, SLM-250, SLM-20 utilize

・ SANTEC, a leading design and manufacturer of tunable lasers, optical instruments, OCT products, and fiber-optic components, has introduced three new second generation spatial light modulators (SLMs) (product code: SLM-200, SLM-250 and SLM-20) with enhanced Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) panel resolution compared to first generation SLMs (SLM-100 and SLM-150).

・ In addition to supporting WUXGA (1920×1200) and Full-HD (1920×1080) video resolutions, the 2nd gen. SLMs from Santec will still offer 4 times better 10-bit (1024 gray level) and 10 times better phase stability (when compared with conventional products in the market) that was found in the 1st gen. SLMs.

・ The Ultra-Violet (UV) model SLM (SLM-250) has a 42 times higher UV resistance specification when compared to the visible to Infra-Red (IR) wavelength SLM-200.

・ The SLM-20 is an OEM-focused 2nd Gen device, featuring two LCOS driver models; one for basic driving and a “Multi-functional model” (including video memories) are available.

・ The newly designed LCOS head mount has been deployed for excellent panel accuracy (as high as π/10) to minimize mechanical mounting stress in the LCOS panel.

・ The 2nd Gen. SLMs will contribute to various industrial and scientific applications, including beam shaping, computer-generated holograms, optical manipulation, and wave-front compensation.

・ The SLM-200, SLM-250 and SLM-20 will be showcased at the CLEO 2018 in San Jose, May 15 to 17, 2018, at SANTEC booth #2235.


Product code:
SLM-200 Research and lab use, Visible to IR wavelengths, 450~1600 nm.
SLM-250 Research and lab use, UV to Visible wavelengths, 365~550 nm.
SLM-20 OEM model for industrial embedded system, UV to IR wavelengths, 365~1600 nm.

SLM-200 SLM-250SLM-20
SLM-200                     SLM-250                     SLM-20

– High precision resolution, WUXGA (1920 x 1200) and Full-HD (1920 x 1080) support
– 10 times higher relative phase stability (~0.001 πrad) than conventional products
– 4 times superior 10-bit (1024 gray level) than conventional products
– Compact design package, SLM-200, 117.6 x 117.6 x 33.7 mm
– User-friendly DVI interface

– Beam reshaping for laser processing
– Optical tweezers, manipulation
– Wave-front compensation
– Beam steering
– Diffractive optics
– Spatial optical networking


About Santec:
Santec Corporation was established in 1979. It is headquartered in Komaki, Japan and has subsidiaries in North 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.

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