Thorlabs has released the Exulus-HD1 reflective two-dimensional spatial light modulator (SLM) based on liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) technology. The Exulus SLM provides high-resolution, high-speed phase modulation with minimal fluctuations, making it ideal for use in a wide range of applications such as optical trapping, beam steering and shaping, femtosecond pulse shaping, adaptive optics, display and imaging, and holography.
The Exulus-HD1 includes a built-in SLM panel with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, 6.4µm pixel pitch, 93 per cent fill factor, and a 12.5 x 7.1mm active area. With operation from 400 to 850nm, it offers a phase stroke of 2π at 633nm (standard mode) and 5.7π at 532nm (extended mode). The Exulus-HD1 is driven by a standard digital video interface (HDMI) signal and provides a refresh rate of 60Hz in standard mode and 180Hz in the frame boost mode. The configuration parameters and easy-to-use software interface facilitate the outstanding performance of diversified applications ranging from stand-alone functions to integrated research-grade systems.