HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS USING FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$499,066.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5745
Agency Tracking Number:
5745
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Displaytech Inc. (Currently Displaytech Incorporated)
2200 Central Ave - Ste C, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mark Handschy
(303) 449-8933
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED WORK AIMS TO DEVELOP NOVEL, HIGH PERFORMANCE SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS (SLM) MADE FROM ARRAYS OF FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTAL (FLC) LIGHT VALVES. THE FLC TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS SIMPLE, ECONOMICAL FABRICATION OF SLMS WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF ELEMENTS THAT CAN BE EASILY ADDRESSED EITHER ELECTRONICALLY OR OPTICALLY. PERFORMANCE FEATURES INCLUDE SUBMICROSECOND WRITE TIMES, HIGH OPTICAL THROUGHPUT, HIGH CONTRAST, EITHER LOW-VOLTAGE, LOW-POWER ELECTRONIC OR OPTICAL ADDRESSING. PHASE I WILL DEVELOP A HIGH-RESOLUTION 128 X 128 "PROOFOF-CONCEPT" SLM. DURING PHASE II, HIGHER SPEED SLMS WITH A LARGER NUMBER OF ELEMENTS WILL BE DEVELOPED; ALSO AT THIS TIME, OPTICAL ADDRESSING SCHEMES WILL BE DEVELOPED.

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