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Architectures and Components for Two-Dimensional Optical Signal Processing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
26242
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26242
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: 1995
Title: Architectures and Components for Two-Dimensional Optical Signal Processing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $599,144.00
 

Abstract:

Use of optical processing has been limited in part due to complex manufacturing requirements and bulky packaging. Our goal is to develop a practical generic technology for the manufacture of two-dimensional optical signal processing systems in planar optics. Our primary focus will be on the use of diffractive optical elements (DOEs) and ferroelectric liquid crystal spatial light modulators (FLC-SLMs) along wit the necessary light sources and detectors. FLC-SLMs meet requirements of the solicitation (kHz frame rates, scalability to 1000x1000 pixels) and the use of DOEs offers the flexibilty and ease of assembly needed for a cost effectivwe generic technology. We will also plan for the use of active devices such as SEEDs and quantum wells. Our Phase I objectives are: (1) identify crucial technial issues in the use of DOEs for planar optical systems through design, fabrication, and test of key optics, (2) identify and address crucial issues in module assembly and component mounting through experimentation with key manufacturing steps, (3) test key performance parameters of electro-optic components available in Phase I, and (4) develop a preliminary design and manufacturing process for a Phase II planar optical processor. Our choices of components and manufacturing processes will be strongly influenced by their cost and ease of manufacture.

Principal Investigator:

Michael J. O'callaghan
3034498933

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Displaytech, Inc.
2200 Central Avenue Boulder, CO 80301

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