1024 x 1024 Liquid Crystal Multi-Level Spatial Light Modulator

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NAS2-02103
Agency Tracking Number: 012804
Amount: $69,915.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.
450 Courtney Way, Unit 107, Lafayette, CO, 80026
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steve Serati
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 604-0077
 sserati@bnonlinear.com
Business Contact
 Mark Tanner
Title: Business Official
Phone: (303) 604-0077
Email: mtanner@bnonlinear.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Success in recent high-speed multi-level spatial light modulator (SLM) developments has led to a desire for increased resolution at these high frame rates. Applications such as optical correlation, holographic storage, and multi-spot beam-steering would all benefit from the development of a very high-resolution high-speed multi-level SLM. Today Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) offers several high-speed liquid crystal SLMs custom designed for use in high-end optical systems. The most advanced SLM is our 512x512 pixel multi-level SLM that can operate at frame rates exceeding 1000-Hz. However, many applications require even higher resolution to maximize the processing gain achieved from the highly parallel nature of the SLM. BNS proposes to develop a multi-level 1024x1024 SLM with 5-micron pixels and 1000-Hz frame rate. In Phase I, BNS developed a conceptual design for the system. The Phase II effort completes the development by fabricating and testing the 1024x1024 SLM system.

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