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5 September 2006 Liquid crystal based active optics
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Liquid crystal spatial light modulators, lenses, and bandpass filters are becoming increasingly capable as material and electronics development continues to improve device performance and reduce fabrication costs. These devices are being utilized in a number of imaging applications in order to improve the performance and flexibility of the system while simultaneously reducing the size and weight compared to a conventional lens. We will present recent progress at Sandia National Laboratories in developing foveated imaging, active optical (aka nonmechanical) zoom, and enhanced multi-spectral imaging systems using liquid crystal devices.
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Brett E. Bagwell, David V. Wick, Robert Batchko, Justin D. Mansell, Ty Martinez, Sergio R. Restaino, Don M. Payne, Jamie Harriman, Steve Serati, Gary Sharp, and Jim Schwiegerling "Liquid crystal based active optics", Proc. SPIE 6289, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization IX, 628908 (5 September 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.694891
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