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Hybrid-aligned nematic liquid-crystal modulators fabricated on VLSI circuits

Drolet, Jean-Jacques P. and Patel, Jay S. and Haritos, Konstantinos G. and Xu, Weihua and Scherer, Axel and Psaltis, Demetri (1995) Hybrid-aligned nematic liquid-crystal modulators fabricated on VLSI circuits. Optics Letters, 20 (21). pp. 2222-2224. ISSN 0146-9592.

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A new method for fabricating analog light modulators on VLSI devices is described. The process is fully compatible with devices fabricated by commercial VLSI foundries, and the assembly of the modulator structures requires a small number of simple processing steps. The modulators are capable of analog amplitude or phase modulation and can operate at video rates and at low voltages (2.2 V). The modulation mechanism and the process yielding the modulator structures are described. Experimental data are presented.

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Additional Information:© 1995 Optical Society of America Received June 8, 1995 This work was supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation Center for Neuromorphic Systems Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. J.-J. P. Drolet acknowledges support from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The authors express their gratitude to Y. Liu for her technical assistance.
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