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SILICON INTEGRATED CIRCUIT/FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTAL HYBRID SPATIAL LIGHT…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
8511
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8511
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: SILICON INTEGRATED CIRCUIT/FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTAL HYBRID SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,809.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED WORK AIMS TO DEVELOP NOVEL, HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS (SLMS) BY JOINING FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS (FLCS), A FAST, LOW-VOLTAGE, LOW-POWER ELECTRO-OPTIC MATERIAL, WITH SILICON INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (ISC). THE RESULTING SLMS MAY BE EITHER ELECTRONICALLY OR OPTICALLY ADDRESSED, HAVE FRAME RATES FROM 10 KHZ (PRESENT) TO 10 MHZ (FUTURE), AND CAN BE USED TO MODULATE OPTICAL INTENSITY, POLARIZATION, OR PHASE, ALL WITH HIGH THROUGHPUT. THE IC TECHNOLOGY IS ALREADY MATURE, ALLOWING SCALE-UP TO SLMS WITH LARGE NUMBERS OF ELEMENTS (512 X 512) TO OCCUR IN THE NEAR TERM, AND AT LOW COST. THE PHASE I WORK WILL DEMONSTRATE A CONCEPT-PROVING ELECTRICALLY ADDRESSED SLM WITH A 10 KHZ FRAME RATE AND UP TO 256K ELEMENTS. DURING PHASE II, FULL-SCALE CUSTOM ICS AND IMPROVE FLC MATERIALS WILL BE DEVELOPED, INCREASING THE NUMBER OF ELEMENTS AND FRAME RATE, AND PERMITTING SENSITIVE OPTICAL ADDRESSING.

Principal Investigator:

Mark handschy
3034498933

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Displaytech Inc
2200 Central Ave Boulder, CO 80301

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