FLAT PANEL MULTICOLOR DISPLAY BASED ON INTEGRATED OPTIC SCANNER

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,948.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11891
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
William Phillips
R & D Manager
(612) 784-4995
Business Contact:
ANIL K. JAIN
PRESIDENT
(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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