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HIGH PERFORMANCE SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS USING FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
5741
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5741
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Displaytech Incorporated
2602 CLOVER BASIN DR LONGMONT, CO 80503 7604
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: HIGH PERFORMANCE SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS USING FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $498,000.00
 

Abstract:

NOVEL, HIGH PERFORMANCE SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS (SLM) ARE BEING DEVELOPED FROM ARRAYS OF FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTAL (FLC) LIGHT VALVES. THE FLC TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS SIMPLE, ECONOMICAL FABRICATION OF SLMS WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF ELEMENTS THAT CAN BE EASILY ADDRESSED EITHER ELECTRONICALLY OR OPTICALLY. PERFORMANCE FEATURES INCLUDE SUBMICROSECOND WRITE TIMES, HIGH OPTICAL THROUGHPUT, HIGH CONTRAST, AND EITHER LOW-VOLTAGE, LOW-POWER ELECTRONIC OR OPTICAL ADDRESSING. AHIGH-RESOLUTION 128 X 128 PROOF-OF-CONCEPT SLM IS BEING DEVELOPED. ATA LATER PHASE, HIGHER SPEED SLMS WITH A LARGER NUMBER OF ELEMENTS AND OPTICAL ADDRESSING SCHEMES COULD BE DEVELOPED. IF SUCCESSFUL, THIS PROJECT WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FIRST SIMPLE-TO-FABRICATE, LOW COST, FAST, HIGH CONTRAST, LOW POWER SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR. AN SLM WITH THESE PROPERTIES WILL HAVE MYRIAD APPLICATIONS IN OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING AND COMPUTING.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Handschy
3034498933

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Displaytech Inc.
2200 Central Ave - Ste C Boulder, CO 80301

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