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Spatial Light Modulator to remove high intensity light

  1. Aug 14, 2010 #1
    Is there a way to use a Spatial Light Modulator or other device to remove high intensity light without removing low intensity (low amplitude) light from a physical object you are observing?

    High intensity light would be completely filtered (removed) but low amplitude waves would not be removed.

    I considered using a half-silvered mirror to reflect part of waves and use destructive interference but I could not come up with a way to destructively interfere with only the high-amplitude waves.

    Note, dark "sunglasses" would not work because they attenuate both high intensity and low intensity light waves.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2010
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  3. Aug 14, 2010 #2

    Andy Resnick

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