Novel light fields and beam profiles such as top-hat, multispot generation as well as LG-/Airy-/Bessel beams are becoming increasingly important.
They are also gaining greater acceptance in applications such as high-throughput laser-material-processing, high-Resolution / STED / lightsheet microscopy and even quantum optics. LCOS Spatial Light Modulators allow high quality, fully flexible and dynamic creation of these lightmodes.

We like to show you the main applications fields for spatial light modulators and the benefits they can offer you.
For further details please refer to the references of selected scientific publications.

Adaptive Optics & Ophthalmology

Adaptive Optics

Adaptive optics is directly related to the improvement of the image quality. Prior to imaging onto a CCD camera, any non-plane wavefront can be flattened either by changing the optical path lengths with a deformable mirror as is often used in astronomy or by locally shifting the phase by using a phase only spatial light modulator. learn more

Laser Material Processing

Laser Material Processing

The total world market for Laser Material Processing systems is now a multi billion euro industry. However, existing laser surface micro-structuring technology is limited by the need to attenuate the laser output (to the uJ level) and this resulting slow speed leads to a significant loss of both throughputs and efficiencies. learn more

Optical Tweezers & Micromanipulation

Mail Inspection

The usage of strongly focused light to trap particles was first demonstrated by Ashkin in 1986.
Since then, optical tweezing has become popular in many application fields.
In recent years new methods to create the optical traps employing various types of diffractive elements have been shown.
One method which offers the most flexibility is by using LCOS - Spatial Light Modulators. learn more

Structured Illumination, Laser Beam & Pulse Shaping

Structured Illumination

Spatial and temporal control of the neuronal activity needs sensitive and non-invasive methods together with precise and flexible light simulation patterns. Modification of optical wave-fronts is achieved using a Spatial Light Modulator by laser beamshaping, and by minimizing power loss, it allows the user to switch from one pattern to another with real 3D excitation volumes. learn more

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