Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1R43GM060113-01
Amount: $84,195.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (617) 926-5450
Research Institution
Not Available There is a need for Spatial Light Modulators (SLM)'s that have a few nanometers phase resolution' have > 128X128 pixels, are fast (>500 Hz), have at least 2-pi range of modulation, and have continuous phase capability. Devices of this type would have applications in the areas of displays, simulators, photolithography, optical interconnects, wave front cameras, adaptive optics systems, telecommunications, and noninvasive medical procedures. In order to meet this need, we will develop a 128 by 128 element SLM that meets the above requirements using micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology. The SLM will be an array of micromirrors, which move vertically in response to an electronic signal, and change the phase of light. It is development will be accomplished by first, during Phase 1, developing the components that will be needed to fabricate the device. These components are an electronic multiplexer capable of addressing the pixels and a pixel that is small enough that a 128 by 128 array is feasible to manufacture. Then, during Phase 1 Option, we will fabricate the first prototype. During Phase 2, and Phase 3, we will test the prototype, refine the design, and start applying the device to solve problems for some of the applications identified above. BENEFITS: A large array of SLM's integrated with electronics and optics on chip can perform many system functions such as image signal processing, optical computing such as correlation, holographic displays, and ad

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