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.

Spatial Light Modulators Polarization Gratings

Steve Serati is the Chief Technology Officer at Boulder Nonlinear Systems.

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.

Steve Serati

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.

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