LC 2012 Spatial Light Modulator – Microdisplay Features
Display Type: Transmissive LC
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Pixel Pitch: 36 µm
Fill Factor: 58 %
Active Area 36.9 x 27.6 mm (1.8” Diagonal)
Addressing 8 Bit (256 Grey Levels)
Signal Formats HDMI – XGA Resolution
Input Frame Rate 60 Hz

The LC 2012 Spatial Light Modulator is based on a transmissive Liquid Crystal (LC) microdisplay with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. The SLM provides a phase shift of about 2 π at 450 nm, about 1.8 π at 532 nm and around 1 π at 800 nm. The microdisplay and drive electronics are packaged into a compact box for easy integration into optical setups. The LC 2012 is addressed using a standard HDMI interface and brigtness and contrast settings can be performed using an USB interface. The LC 2012 Spatial Light Modulator can be used for phase (phase mostly) and amplitude modulation applications dependent on the configuration.

LC 2012 Spatial Light Modulator Kit – Contents:

LC 2012 Spatial Light Modulator – Scope of Supply
LCD Image Display Device LC 2012 (1024 x 768 Pixel)
Power Supply
HDMI Cable + DVI/HDMI Adaptor
USB/Mini-USB Cable
Device Mount
Operating Instruction / Manual
USB Flash Drive with Manual and SLM software

LC 2012 Spatial Light Modulator – Software Features:

LC2012 Control SoftwareThe LC 2012 spatial light modulator devices can simply be addressed like an external monitor using the standard DVI / HDMI interface of the graphics card. No additional software or dedicated hardware is needed to operate the SLM.

The LC 2012 SLM is delivered with a simple Configuration Manager software. The Configuration Manager can be used to change the brightness and contrast of the LC 2012 display and for vertical flipping of the image. This requires an USB connection to the LC 2012 driver.

In addition a HOLOEYE SLM Pattern Generator Software is provided with the device. Key features of which are:

  • computation of computer generated holograms (CGH) from user defined images
  • generation of SLM signals representing basic optical functions such as lenses, gratings, axicon and vortex functions
  • superposition of CGH’s with basic optical functions to combine functionalities
LC 2012 Software Features
SLM Configuration Manager Icon SLM Configuration Manager Brightness / Contrast / Geometry
SLM Pattern Generator Icon SLM Pattern Generator Basic DOE computations; Generation of optical functions (Circular Aperture, Fresnel Zone Lens, Axicon, Single and Double Slit …); Gratings (incl. Blazed and Sinusoidal)
SLM Slideshow Player Icon SLM Slideshow Player Plays slideshow of user defined precalculated functions or images

LC 2012 Driver Dimensions (Unit: mm):

LC 2012 SLM Driver Proportions