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A Large Size 3D Holographic Display with PR Polymers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-08-C-0054
Agency Tracking Number: F08A-001-0336
Amount: $99,929.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF08-T001
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-09-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-06-02
Small Business Information
6F Gill Street
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 114584175
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jingwen Wayne Zhang
 Sr. Staff Scientist
 (781) 935-2800
Business Contact
 Yingyin Zou
Title: President
Phone: (781) 935-2800
Research Institution
 Susan Hoban
Office for Sponsored Program 140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 2467
United States

 (617) 552-3061
 Nonprofit College or University

In this STTR project, Boston Applied Technologies, Inc. (BATi), teaming up with Prof. Di Bartolo’s group at Boston College, aims at developing a large size (300 mm x 300 mm) updatable 3D display with photorefractive polymers for battlefield and command and control applications. The proposed 3D display system features fast response (feasible to video-rate), high diffraction efficiency, and relatively low voltage operation. Utilizing a conventional polymeric photorefractive system with an innovative fabrication methodology, the response rate of writing holograms with continuous wave can be raised two orders of magnitude with the diffraction efficiency over 60% to 70 %. Because only one ITO glass plate is used, the total manufacture cost can be lowered, the same for the reflection loss. If pulse writing and erasing beams are chosen, real-timely updating display system is feasible. In Phase I work, we will concentrate on feasibility study of a monochrome 3D display. A prototype of a monochrome 3D display will be implemented in our Phase II efforts.

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