FLAT PANEL MULTICOLOR DISPLAY BASED ON INTEGRATED OPTIC SCANNER

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11891
Amount: $49,948.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Apa Optics, Inc.
2950 N.e. 84th Lane, Blaine, MN, 55434
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Phillips
 R & D Manager
 (612) 784-4995
Business Contact
 ANIL K. JAIN
Title: PRESIDENT
Phone: (612) 784-4995
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP A LOW POWER, COMPACT MULTICOLOR, FLAT PANEL DISPLAY. OUR APPROACH IS BASED ON ILLUMINATING A 3-COLOR PHOSPHOR SCREEN WITH AN INFRARED SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODE AND SCANNING IT WITH AN INTEGRATED OPTICS BASED LOW POWER LASER SCANNER. APA OPTICS IS DEVELOPING A LASER SCANNER WHICH HAS NO MOVINGPARTS, IS VERY COMPACT, AND HAS THE POTENTIALS OF PROVIDING VERY HIGH SPATIAL RESOLUTION OVER A LARGE DEFLECTION ANGLE. 1.06-MICRON (INFRARED) DIODE-PUMPED LASER, WHEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH "UNCONVERSION" PHOSPHORS, EMITS LIGHT IN VISIBLE SPECTRUM. SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT OF OUR CONCEPT WILL RESULT IN A SEMICONDUCTOR BASED MULTICOLOR, FLAT PANEL DISPLAY WITH THE DESIRED SMALL-VOLUMN, LOW-POWER FEATURES FOR SPACE WORKSTATION APPLICATIONS. IN PHASE I OF THE PROPOSED EFFORT, WE WILL ANALYZE THE INTERACTION OF OUR PROPOSED LASER SCANNER WITH THE 3-COLOR PHOSPHOR SCREEN, DERIVE REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFY CONFIGURATIONS FOR ALL THE COMPONENTS OF OUR DISPLAY. WE WILL ALSO EXPERIMENTALLY CHARACTERIZE THE LASER/PHOSPHOR CHARACTERISTICS. IN PHASE II, WE WILL BUILD A FEASIBILITY DEMO, AND DEMONSTRATE THE CONCEPT.

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