Mentor - Summer 2013
Records of Special Events
Advice and Informational Pages
An organized list of various colloquia held in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University from Spring 2005 - Spring 2013. This includes abstracts, videos of the presentations, and links to read more about each speaker.
Scientific article databases, useful applications, popular optics equipment companies
Personal Research and Activities
I discuss general uses for spatial light modulators as well as take a more in depth look at how electrooptical liquid crystal SLMs work. There are also descriptions of two example models: an optically-addressed parallel-aligned nematic LCOS and an electrically-addressed twisted nematic LCD.
Rachel and I completed a mini project in which we studied the diffraction pattern through a square aperture, figured out the distance to the Fraunhofer zone, and compared a calculation of the location of the first maximum in the pattern to our experimental observations.