IMPROVED SLM FOR ADVANCED OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$56,959.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
15814
Agency Tracking Number:
15814
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2200 Central Ave - Ste A, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mark A Handschy
Principal Investigator
(303) 449-8933
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED WORK AIMS TO DEVELOP MULTI-LEVEL OR ANALOG SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS (SLMS) THAT INTEGRATE PHOTODETECTORS AND ELECTRONIC INTERAND INTRA-CELL PROCESSING. WE WILL INVESTIGATE A VARIETY OF ANALOG OPTICAL MODULATION EFFECTS IN FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS (FLCS), AND WE WILL DEVELOP APPROPRIATE MULTI-LEVEL ELECTRONIC DRIVING SCHEMES SUITABLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATED CIRCUITS. FABRICATION OF PROOF-OF-CONCEPT SLMS WITH THE FLC LIGHT MODULATING LAYER DIRECTLY ATOP CUSTOM-MADE INTEGRATED CIRCUITS WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A VERSATILE, ECONOMICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH FRAME RATE (10 KHZ) SLMS. THESE SLMS WILL ALLOW COMPACT, REAL-TIME OPTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF SOPHISTICATED NEURAL NETWORK MODELS OF HUMAN VISION.

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