A Massively Parallel Liquid Crystal Fourier Transform Spectrometer

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$410,450.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
28081
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Boulder Nonlinear Systems,
1898 South Flatiron Court, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Gary Sharp
 (303) 786-8958
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal describes a novel high throughput, massively parallel, ferroelectric liquid crystal-based Fourier transform spectrometer. The proposed system improves upon conventional polarization interference filters for applications requiring the recovery of spectral signatures. The basis for the proposed approach is that the high speed of FLC materials can be used to reduce hardware requirements and simultaneously increase throughput. By using a multiplex approach, a considerable gain in peak transmission is achieved.

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