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MWIR Spatial Light Modulators for Hyperspectral Image Projectors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
84347
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
402-08
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: MWIR Spatial Light Modulators for Hyperspectral Image Projectors
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: SB1341-08-SE-0663
Award Amount: $89,709.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed effort is to build a high resolution, high speed spatial light modulator (SLM) to be used in infrared (IR) spectral projectors. An IR spectral projector produces programmable spectra by dispersing light onto a programmable array, currently digital micromirror devices (DMDs), which either transmit or block selected components of the light. the light is then recombined to form complex spectral signatures. Due to small pixel sizes and binary operation per pixel, diffraction from the DMD creates severe problems for many applications. This proposal addresses these problems through the development of a SLM that is spatially continuous within each spectral line and provides analog intensity modulation using liquid crystal (LC) technology. The SLM will be designed for use in the 3 - 5 um spectral range, and it will eliminate the intra-spectral diffraction associated with the DMD device without sacrificing speed or resolution.

Principal Investigator:

Jay Stockley
3036040077
jstockley@bnonlinear.com

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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