Microlaser Based Three-Dimensional Display

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 35675
Amount: $98,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
12777 High Bluff Dr., San Diego, CA, 92130
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Fink
 (619) 755-0700
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Research Institution
Three dimensional (3-D) displays that do not require glasses have many potential applications in the military. Many of today's 3-D displays resort to tricking the human visual system to perceive depth and volume. Generation of 3-D images from 2-D displays using parallax techniques requires glasses and are currently limited in the number of viewers and lack smooth, dynamic, 3-D image generation. Helical scan three dimensional displays under development have a potential to create true volumetric three dimensional images. However, theses systems are currently limited in resolution, brightness and large. Recent breakthroughs at Laser Power Corporation (LPC) have led to the development of red, green, and blue (RGB) microlaser display technology which could be coupled with the three dimensional output device technology currently under development at Specialty Devices Incorporated (SDI) to produce a revolutionary 3-D volumetric display. Both technologies have the potential to scale to high resolution, large color gamut, high brightness, and generate real time true 3-D displays in a cost competitive, compact package. The microlaser based 3-D displays will enable new opportunities for a "made in America", multiple viewer, glasses free, realistic, volumetric three dimensional display for military applications.

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