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SYNTHESIS OF FERROELECTRIC-LIGUID CRYSTALS FOR INFRARED MODULATORS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14301
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14301
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: 1992
Title: SYNTHESIS OF FERROELECTRIC-LIGUID CRYSTALS FOR INFRARED MODULATORS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $250,000.00
 

Abstract:

ALTHOUGH THE NUMBER OF USES FOR INFRARED (IR) LIGHT IS CONSTANTLY GROWING, THE TECHNOLOGY NEEDED FOR HIGH-SPEED MODULATION OF IR LIGHT IS STILL IN A STATE OF INFANCY. MOST IR MODULATORS ARE MECHANICAL IN NATURE, ALTHOUGH SOME WORK HAS BEEN DONE USING INHERENTLY SLOW NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTAL LIGHT VALVES. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS FOR USE IN NON-MECHANICAL ELECTROOPTIC SHUTTERS. THE LIQUID CRYSTALS WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP WILL BESUITABLE FOR USE IN AN IR LIGHT VALVE WHICH, DEPENDING ON THE CONFIGURATION USED, WILL HAVE HIGH THROUGHPUT (UP TO 90%), WIDE SPECTRAL-BAND OPERATION (E.G. 3-5 OR 8-14 UM), HIGH SWITCHING SPEEDS (50US), AND LOW POWER CONSUMPTION (10UJ/CM(2)/SWITCHING).

Principal Investigator:

William Thurmes
Senior Research Chemist
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Displaytech, Inc.
2200 Central Ave Boulder, CO 80301

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