Paraelectric Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$59,859.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
19654
Agency Tracking Number:
19654
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3 Preston Court, Bedford, MA, 01730
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James E. Hubbard, Jr.
(617) 275-3100
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THERE ARE NO SPATIAL MODULATORS (SLMs) AVAILABLE THAT OFFER HIGH FRAMING RATE (MHz), VARIABLE GRAY SCALE, HIGH CONTRAST, AND LOW-VOLTAGE OPERATION SIMULTANEOUSLY. BASED ON PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED AT THE NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, IT APPEARS THAT A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM COULD LIE IN PARAELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS THAT EXHIBIT THE ELECTROCLINIC EFFECT. WE THEREFORE PROPOSE IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM TO COLLABORATE WITH RESEARCHERS AT NRL WHO ARE SYNTHESIZING SUCH SMECTIC-A PARAELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS, AND EXPLORE THE ELECTRICAL, THERMAL, AND LIGHT MODULATION PROPERTIES OF THESE MATERIALS IN SIMPLE SLM STRUCTURERS. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE SLM BUILT IN THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL DEMONSTRATE FRAMING SPEEDS ON EXCESS OF 1 KHz, CONTRAST RATIOS OF ABOUT 100:1, AND AT LEAST 6 BITS OF GRAY SCALE IN THE PHASE I PROGRAM.

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