Field Emitter Arrays for Optical Applications and displays

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,040.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
36653
Agency Tracking Number:
36653
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11609 Lake Potomac Drive, Potomac, MD, 20854
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Cha-mei Tang
(301) 983-1650
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I program proposed to develop an enabling electron source suitable for a wide range of application of optical devices, such as field-emission flat-panel displays and head-mounted displays, as well as for enabling compact, tunable infrared lasers, microwave and millimeter amplifiers, etc. Field emitter displays are based on the cold, gated field-emitter arrays, which emit electrons beams at locations that can be addressed spatially and the amount of emitted electrons can be controlled temporally. Field emitter displays can have the visual quality of cathode ray tubes, i.e., high brightness, color purity, wide viewing angle, etc., but are thin and flat. It is our goal to develop stable, uniform, reliable field emitter arrays with collimated electron beams suitable for small pixel sizes, high informtion content, high brightness, high contrast field emitter displays and other optical devices. Phase I will perform design and process simulation of field emitter arrays with integrated lenses and current control. Phase II will perform fabrication and testing of field emitter arrays.

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