Based on our recent discovery of extremely fast laser-triggered lattice reconfiguration in a layered charge-ordered material we are developing the first-ever ultra-efficient tunable light modulator, which works in extreme UV and soft X-ray spectral range. We are investigating the mechanisms for unusually strong lattice deformation, which accompanies the laser-induced electronic phase transition and methods for implementing phenomena in the shape of a full-fledged spatial light modulator.
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- Igor Vaskivskyi, Anze Mraz, Rok Venturini, Gregor Jecl, Yevhenii Vaskivskyi, Riccardo Mincigrucci, Laura Foglia, Dario De Angelis, Jacopo-Stefano Pelli-Cresi, Ettore Paltanin, Danny Fainozzi, Filippo Bencivenga, Claudio Masciovecchio, Dragan Mihailovic, A high-efficiency programmable modulator for extreme ultraviolet light with nm feature size based on an electronic phase transition, Nature Photonics (2024). DOI: 10.1038/s41566-024-01389-z