HIGH DATA RATE OPTICAL HEAD

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$499,590.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9274
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Zybron Corp.
6012 N Dixie Dr, Dayton, OH, 45414
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
You-wen Zhang
(513) 898-8418
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL SHOWS A METHOD FOR SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCING THE SPEED AND EFFICIENCY OF THE OPTICAL DISK HEAD. (1) WEIGHT COULD BE REDUCED WITH THE PROPOSED DESIGN FOR HOLOGRAPHIC OPTIC ELEMENTS (H.O.E.), WHICH HAVE FEWER ELEMENTS AND COULD BE MADE WITH LIGHTER AND LESS EXPENSIVE PLASTIC MATERIALS. (2) THE PROPOSED H.O.E. CONFIGURATION ALLOWS REDUCTION OF THE F-NUMBER WITHOUT IMAGE QUALITY DEGRADATION; AND WITH A SMALLER F-NUMBER, COLLECTION OF THE LASER IS MORE EFFICIENT. (3) THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR THE AUTOMATIC DESIGN OF H.O.E. CONFIGURATION. THE MOST INNOVATIVE PART OF THIS PROPOSAL IS THE COMPENSATION FOR LASER DIODE WAVELENGTH SHIFT, WHICH HAS STYMIED EFFORTS TO USE HOLOGRAMS IN THIS APPLICATION. THE SYSTEM CAN ACHIEVE AN IMAGE SPOT SIZE OF ONE MICRON ( 1 ).

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