Spatial Light Modulator Software & Accessories
Spatial Light Modulator Software
All HOLOEYE Spatial Light Modulators are addressed like a monitor device via standard DVI or HDMI. This means the SLM actually acts like a standard monitor device (e.g. in extended desktop mode for a second monitor) and no special software or drivers are necessary to operate the SLM. No matter which software is used to calculate optical functions, if you are able to address a bitmap image on a second monitor output of the graphics card you are able to operate the SLM. Also standard image viewer software can be used.
For an easy start and even more convienent operation HOLOEYE provides a software package with each SLM. It contains a Pattern Generator Software (for calculation of different optical functions), a Slideshow Player software (for easy addressing of precalculated functions or images on the SLM) and an SLM Display SDK for different development environments.
Spatial Light Modulator Thermal Management
For stable operating conditions or for the use of high power lasers, a thermal management for the SLM display may be required.
HOLOEYE offers two different active thermal management systems. Both systems use a Peltier element for active temperature controlling. The TMS001 is equipped with a passive heat sink and the TMS 002 uses an actively water-cooled heat sink for higher temperature differences and higher power dissipation.
The systems are designed to fit with the current versions of the HOLOEYE PLUTO-2, GAEA-2, and the near future version of LETO Spatial Light Modulator series. The Systems are modular and can easily be exchanged dependent on requirements and applications.
Diffractive Projection Engine
HOLOEYE’s Spatial Light Modulatos are used for a growing number of imaging applications (e.g. holographic projection, 3D holographic displays or structured illumination).
The diffractive approach with a phase SLM is fairly simple as it only requires a linearly polarized light source and the SLM itself. However, as diffraction angles are limited (dependent on pixel size of the used SLM) it might be necessary to use additional optics to magnify the output image.
HOLOEYE offers a compact standard Diffractive Projection Engine which works for a broad field of imaging applications.