Project Description

EDucation Kit (EDK) – JD955B


The JD955B EDucation Kit (EDK) is an LCoS, SLM-based system that provides in-depth, hands-on optical training via a series of ten experiments. Optics students and engineering professionals will be able to learn optics fundamentals quickly and easily with the EDK. The EDK is built around the 0.55″ JD5552 panel and has a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The EDK includes a complete lab manual that covers phase, wavefront, and amplitude modulation, dispersion, holography, diffraction, interference, and additional topics. LabVIEW software with a rich GUI is included to guide the experiments and control the SLM hardware.

The EDK is a compact, flexible training solution designed to easily integrate into modern optical labs and cover a wide variety of key experiments.

Main Features

  • 8-bit monochrome HDMI 1.4 intput for 1080p, 60 Hz

  • Phase and amplitude (monochrome experiments)

  • LabVIEW-based GUI controls

  • Ten experiment lab manual

  • Compact hardware package: 95 mm x 65 mm x 20 mm

  • Phase retardation of 2π @ 532 nm

  • Optional cage system for easy setup

  • Optical mount holes aligned to optical center

  • Flexible, PC-driven optics lab hardware

  • Hands-on, dynamic experiments to learn optics fundamentals

  • Strong link between theory and lab results enhances student understanding

Display Type Reflective LCoS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Active Area Diagonal 0.55″
Active Area 12.5 mm × 7.1 mm
Pixel Pitch 6.4 μm
Readout Light Wavelength 532 nm
Bit Depth 8-bit (256 greyscale)
Input frame rate 60 Hz
Phase Retardation 2π @ 532 nm
Input Signal Interface HDMI 1.4
Power Supply AC INPUT: 100-240V 50-60Hz / DC OUT : +12V/2A
Size 95 mm × 65 mm × 20 mm


The included EDK Application software is a LabVIEW-based pattern generator for the experiments in the EDK Manual. Experiment descriptions, system diagrams, and plots provide clear guidance and feedback to the user so that they can better understand their goals and manipulate the equipment. Users can generate diffraction patterns for phase modulation and amplitude gratings for amplitude modulation. Pattern parameters are easily adjustable via a slider bar.

Optical Experiments

The EDK includes a manual that describes ten in-depth, step-by-step optical experiments targeted at advanced college-level learning and professional
development. The SLM hardware and provided software makes experiment set up and execution quick and easy.

No. Experiment
1 Pixelated Structure of SLM
2 Amplitude Modulator
3 Phase Modulator
4 Wavefront Modulation
5 Diffraction and Interference
6 Michelson Interferometer
7 Dispersion
8 Signal Processing
9 Talbot Image
10 Phase Shifting Digital Holography

Standard Deliverable

No. Item
1 EDucation Kit driver system with JD5552 Microdisplay Module
2 HDMI Cable
3 DC 12V/2A Power Adaptor
4 USB Drive includes Software, Documents, and Warranty Card


Optional Cage System

Optional Integrated System