A Hybrid DMD-Waveguide Optical Signal Processor Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2015 SPIE. A hybrid platform is proposed for optical processing with capabilities beyond the standard use for spatial filter coefficients. Time domain operations are explored utilizing electro-optical components to generate and steer an optical beam across the digital micro-mirror device (DMD). An input signal in the form of a collimated optical beam is scanned through an imaging optic across the DMD to achieve 1-D operations. Coefficient "bit depth" is determined by the mirror pattern in the local spot zone giving a ratio of "on" state to "off" state area. The reflected signal returns along the original path through the imaging lens and is read by a receiver. Design feasibility is presented along with initial experimental results.

name of conference

  • Optics and Photonics for Information Processing IX

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Macik, D., Howe, R., & Madsen, C. K.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Macik, D||Howe, R||Madsen, CK

editor list (cited editors)

  • Awwal, A., Iftekharuddin, K. M., Matin, M. A., García Vázquez, M., & Márquez, A.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM