Meadowlark’s XY Series Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs) are designed for versatility and ease of use in typical optical laboratory environments.

A spatial light modulator (SLM) is an electrically programmable device that modulates light according to a fixed spatial (pixel) pattern. SLMs have an expanding role in several optical areas where light control on a pixel-by-pixel basis is critical for optimum system performance. SLMs are typically used to control incident light in amplitude-only, phase-only or the combination, phase-amplitude.

Meadowlark manufactures liquid crystal spatial light modulators for a variety of photonics applications. Instead of using more commonly available display-grade electronics, Meadowlark utilizes true research-grade devices that can be customized and optimized for use in the most demanding photonics applications. Meadowlark’s manufacturing processes have been developed to yield optically flat devices tuned to maximize performance at a variety of nominal wavelengths from the visible through the near infrared (NIR).

Ask our team to find out which SLM option would be the best for your application’s needs.

  • Phase/Amplitude/Combined
  • High speed phase modulation (up to 500 Hz)
  • High efficiency (up to 95%)
  • Low phase ripple
  • Minimal crosstalk
  • High optical resolution

What are my dimension options?

Small 512x512 Format

  • Array size  7.68 x 7.68 mm
  • Format   512 x 512 (262,144 active pixels)
  • Pixel pitch 15 x 15 μm

Large 512x512 Format

  • Array size  12.8 x 12.8 mm
  • Format   512 x 512 (262,144 active pixels)
  • Pixel pitch 25 x 25 μm

1920x1152 Format

  • Array size  17.6 x 10.7 mm
  • Format   1920 x 1152 (2,211,840 active pixels)
  • Pixel pitch 9.2 x 9.2 μm
Spatial Light Modulators