HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS USING FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5745
Amount: $499,066.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Displaytech Inc.
2200 Central Ave - Ste C, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Handschy
 (303) 449-8933
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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