We use our deep understanding of liquid crystal systems and optics to develop new ways to shape, steer, and manipulate light.
Boulder Nonlinear Systems is a company consisting of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers that develop novel liquid crystal devices – from optics to electronics to software – to solve the world’s toughest problems. By harnessing the unique electro-optic properties of liquid crystal materials, we can bring solutions to market with higher performance and lower size, weight, and power requirements than conventional technologies. From medicine to aerospace, from ultraviolet to infrared, we want to be your partners in tackling the toughest challenges in optics.
Non-mechanical Refocusing in Microscopy
Coherent Doppler Lidar
For over 30 years, we’ve been partnering with government, industry, and academia to bring world-class technologies to market. These include liquid crystal on silicon spatial light modulators with the fastest frame rates and non-mechanical beam steering systems with the largest angles and apertures.
Chief Technology Officer
Complex Light Manipulation for Your Industry
With support from the DoD, NASA, NSF, and NIH, as well as contracts from industry leaders and prime defense contractors, BNS has developed a range of high-performance liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) spatial light modulator (SLM) and liquid crystal polarization grating (LCPG) beam steering capabilities.
For over three decades, our novel devices and systems have enabled our customers and partners to reach new frontiers in fields as diverse as aerospace, biomedicine, and telecommunications.
Non-Mechanical Beam Steering with Polarization Gratings: A Review
Crystals, vol. 11, no. 4, Art. no. 4, Apr. 2021, doi: 10.3390/cryst11040361.
Designing a New Spatial Light Modulator for Holographic Photostimulation
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XVI, San Diego, United States, Sep. 2019, p. 3, doi: 10.1117/12.2528558
Cortical Layer-Specific Critical Dynamics Triggering Perception
Science, vol. 365, no. 6453, Aug. 2019, doi: 10.1126/science.aaw5202