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1024 x 1024 Liquid Crystal Multi-Level Spatial Light Modulator

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56501
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
012804
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.
450 Courtney Way, Unit 107 Lafayette, CO 80026-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: 1024 x 1024 Liquid Crystal Multi-Level Spatial Light Modulator
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS2-02103
Award Amount: $599,799.00
 

Abstract:

Success in recent high-speed multi-level spatial light modulator (SLM) developments has led to a desire for increased resolution at these high frame rates. Applications such as optical correlation, holographic storage, and multi-spot beam-steering would all benefit from the development of a very high-resolution high-speed multi-level SLM. Today Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) offers several high-speed liquid crystal SLMs custom designed for use in high-end optical systems. The most advanced SLM is our 512x512 pixel multi-level SLM that can operate at frame rates exceeding 1000-Hz. However, many applications require even higher resolution to maximize the processing gain achieved from the highly parallel nature of the SLM. BNS proposes to develop a multi-level 1024x1024 SLM with 5-micron pixels and 1000-Hz frame rate. In Phase I, BNS developed a conceptual design for the system. The Phase II effort completes the development by fabricating and testing the 1024x1024 SLM system.

Principal Investigator:

Steve Serati
Principal Investigator
3036040077
sserati@bnonlinear.com

Business Contact:

Mark Tanner
Business Official
3036040077
mtanner@bnonlinear.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.
450 Courtney Way, Unit 107 Lafayette, CO 80026

EIN/Tax ID: 841118066
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No