Supra-nonlinear Nano-particulate Liquid-crystalline Opto-electronics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$729,587.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DAAD19-03-C-0126
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2003
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-1156
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
BEAM ENGINEERING FOR ADVANCED MEASUREMEN
686 Formosa Avenue, Winter Park, FL, 32789
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
959414327
Principal Investigator
 Nelson Tabirian
 President
 (866) 299-0715
 nelson@beamco.com
Business Contact
 Boris Zeldovich
Title: Vice President
Phone: (407) 823-6831
Email: boris@zepa.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of the Phase 2 of the present proposal is to develop Agile Micro-Optics Systems (AMOS) as a new generation multifunctional devices electro-optically adaptable for performing specific optical processing tasks. A spatial light modulator withboth optical storage and display modality, capable of selectively controlling the phase, amplitude, polarization and coherence of laser beams with high spatial (1 mm) and temporal (1 ms) resolution will become one of the realizations of the technology.Other devices in this family include optically reconfigurable micro-electro-optical circuits, optical gates, and diffractive optics for operation in a wide range of spectrum, UV to IR.The AMOS will be based on highly nonlinear optical materials with reconfigurable internal nanoparticulate network the synthesis of which was successfully undertaken in the Phase 1 of the project. The development of these materials will continue in thePhase 2 using proprietary Liquid Crystals (LC) with photo-excitation enhanced record high optical nonlinearity and nanoparticles of various origins (dielectric, electroconductive, and magnetic). The versatility of this novel class of

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