1024 x 1024 Liquid Crystal Multi-Level Spatial Light Modulator

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,915.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NAS2-02103
Agency Tracking Number:
012804
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati
Principal Investigator
(303) 604-0077
sserati@bnonlinear.com
Business Contact:
Mark Tanner
Business Official
(303) 604-0077
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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