May 27, 2019

Beyond the display: Phase-only liquid crystal on Silicon devices and their applications in photonics [Invited]

  • Chen P.
  • Fontaine N.
  • Forbes A.
  • Lazarev G.
  • Strauss J.

© 2019 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement Existing for almost four decades, liquid crystal on Silicon (LCOS) technology is rapidly growing into photonic applications. We review the basics of the technology, from the wafer to the driving solutions, the progress over the last decade and the future outlook. Furthermore we review the most exciting industrial and scientific applications of the LCOS technology.

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