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HIGH RESOLUTION HIGH SPEED BISTABLE OPTICAL DEVICE FOR OPTICAL COMPUTING APPLICATIONS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4218
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1988
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 98
Newton Highlands, MA 02161
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert F. Dillon
 (617) 965-3166
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

OPTICAL COMPUTERS ARE RECOGNIZED AS POTENTIALLY USEFUL ELEMENTS IN THE QUEST TO MEET THE INTENSE BATTLE MANAGEMENT COMPUTATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE SDI PROGRAM. CURRENTLY, OPTICAL COMPUTERS ARE GREATLY LIMITED IN PERFORMANCE BECAUSE NO EXISTING NONLINEAR LIGHT MODULATION DEVICE SIMULTANEOUSLY OFFERS FAST OPTICAL SWITCHING WITH HIGH GAMMA (THRESHOLD), HIGH SPATIAL BANDWIDTH, LOW POWER DISSIPATION, OPTICAL GAIN, AND HIGH RELIABILITY. A NONLINEAR SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATION DEVICE IS PROPOSED WHICH OFFERS ALL THESE FEATURES AND, IN PRINCIPLE, CAN BE EFFICIENTLY MASS-PRODUCED AT LOW COST. THESE DEVICES ACHIEVE OPTICAL GAIN AND, CONSEQUENTLY, CAN BE CASCADED TO REALIZE MANY COMPLEX OPTICAL COMPUTING ARCHITECTURES. THE PROPOSED PHASE I PROGRAM PLAN INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TASKS: A) DEVICE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS, B) PROTOTYPE DEVICE DESIGN, C) SMALL-SCALE PROTOTYPE DEVICE FABRICATION, D) DESIGN OPTIMIZATION, AND E) DEVICE PERFORMANCE TESTING.

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