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IMPROVED SLM FOR ADVANCED OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15814
Amount: $56,959.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1991
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2200 Central Ave - Ste A, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark A Handschy
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 449-8933
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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