THE OPTICAL TUNNEL ARRAY (OTA) IS A TOTALLY NEW APPROACH TO SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS.

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 617
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
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Principal Investigator
 RONALD L. KIRK
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Abstract
THE OPTICAL TUNNEL ARRAY (OTA) IS A TOTALLY NEW APPROACH TO SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS. THIS DEVICE OFFERS THE POTENTIAL FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH RESOLUTION, SMALL SIZE, LOW VOLTAGE, LOW POWER CONSUMPTION, AND EXCELLENT DYNAMIC RANGE.THIS PROJECT SEEKS SYSTEMATICALLY TO APPROACH THE DESIRED MICROSECOND RESPONSE TIME WITHOUT COMPROMISE OF THE OTHER PARAMETERS. IN PHSE II A SINGLE OTA IS TO BE PRODUCED FOR NASA WITH 1024 X 1024 RESOLUTION, 128:1 DYNAMIC RANGE, AND 10 MICROSECONDS OR LESS RESPONSE TIME IN 4.5 MM X 4.5 MMACTIVE AREA. EITHER ELECTRICAL OR OPTICAL ADDRESSING METHODS ARE PRACTICAL. THE CHOICE DEPENDS ON NEEDS OF A TOTAL SYSTEM. ALSO SERIAL, PARALLEL, OR RANDOM ADDRESSING CAN BE DONE ELECTRICALLY.

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