A Large Size 3D Holographic Display with PR Polymers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,929.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
FA9550-08-C-0054
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F08A-001-0336
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF08-T001
Small Business Information
BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
6F Gill Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
114584175
Principal Investigator
 Jingwen Wayne Zhang
 Sr. Staff Scientist
 (781) 935-2800
 jwzhang@bostonati.com
Business Contact
 Yingyin Zou
Title: President
Phone: (781) 935-2800
Email: kzou@bostonati.com
Research Institution
 BOSTON COLLEGE
 Susan Hoban
 Office for Sponsored Program
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA, 2467
 (617) 552-3061
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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