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HIGH EFFICIENCY METAL FILM POLARIZER

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21704
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21704
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Polatomic, Inc.
1810 N. Glenville Dr. Suite 116 Richardson, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: HIGH EFFICIENCY METAL FILM POLARIZER
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $299,828.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW POLARIZING METAL THIN FILM (MTF) MATERIAL IS USED AS A HIGH EFFICIENCY POLARIZER IN ACTIVE MATRIX LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAYS (AMLCDS). THE MTF POLARIZERS REPLACE THE PAIR OF PLASTIC POLARIZERS CURRENTLY USED. BACK-LIGHT MUST PASS THROUGH AN AMLCD PACKAGE CONSISTING OF A PAIR OF POLARIZERS, TWO GLASS CELL WALLS, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, LIQUID CRYSTAL, DIFFUSER, AND COLOR FILTERS. THE TOTAL TRANSMISSION OF BACK-LIGHT IS 2 TO 5 PERCENT, AND A HIGH-EFFICIENCY POLARIZER PAIR IMPROVES THE LIGHT THROUGH-PUT AND AMLCD BRIGHTNESS. THE MTF POLARIZING MATERIAL IS A NEW AND NOVEL NON-ORGANIC SHEET POLARIZER WHICH UTILIZES POLARIZING METAL THIN FILM TECHNOLOGY. A CONTRAST (K1/K2) IN EXCESS OF 1,400 AT 600 NM WAS DEMONSTRATED FOR A SINGLE LAYER FILM. THE EFFORT INCLUDES A REVIEW OF CURRENT AMLCD POLARIZERS AND DEFINITION OF A HIGH EFFICIENCY POLARIZER SPECIFICATION. COMPUTER ANALYSIS IS USED TO DEFINE THE METAL FILM STRUCTURE WHICH MEETS THIS SPECIFICATION. A DESIGN CONCEPT FOR THE HIGH-EFFICIENCY MTF POLARIZER IS IDENTIFIED.

Principal Investigator:

Robert E Slocum
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Polatomic Inc.
2201 Waterview Pkwy #1712 Richardson, TX 75080

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