FOUR WAVEMIXING WITH FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTAL SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8513
Amount: $125,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2200 Central Ave, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Handschy
 (303) 449-8933
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Research Institution
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Abstract
FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS (FLCS) EXHIBIT LOW VOLTAGE, LOW POWER ELECTRO-OPTIC SWITCHING WITH VERY FAST (MICROSECOND) RESPONSE AND HIGH OPTICAL EFFICIENCY. THESE CHARACTERISTICS MAKE POSSIBLE THE APPLICATION OF FLCS IN COMBINATION WITH A HYDROGENATED AMORPHOUS SILICON (ASI:H) PHOTOSENSING LAYERS TO MAKE OPTICALLY ADDRESSED SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS CAPABLE OF FOUR WAVEMIXING, PHASE CONJUGATION, AND OTHER NONLINEAR OPTICAL OPERATIONS. THE PROPOSED WORK WILL DEVELOP FLC, ASI:H, AND CELL COMPONENT MATERIALS FOR THIS APPLICATION.

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