Boulder Nonlinear Systems Awarded Multiple Contracts

LAFAYETTE, Colorado – June 30, 2016, – Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) has been awarded three new development contracts aimed at supporting a wide range of needs within the aerospace community.
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Boulder Nonlinear Systems receives 2016 Prism Award for Non-Mechanical Beam Steering Technology

LAFAYETTE, Colorado – March 22, 2016, – Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) has received the 2016 Prism Award for Photonics Innovation in the category of “Optics and Optical Components”. The Prism Award, organized by the international society for optics and photonics (SPIE) and Photonics Media, is the premier international competition for new optical technologies and products. The award was presented to BNS in recognition of their development of multi-stage Liquid Crystal Polarization Gratings (LCPGs) for non-mechanical beam steering.
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Air Force Research Laboratory highlights Boulder Nonlinear Systems’ non-mechanical scanner developments in new “Launch Story”

LAFAYETTE, Colorado – March 22, 2016, – A non-mechanical beam steering system developed by Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) has been selected by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) as an example of a successful small business development program. The project is highlighted in their new online showcase of successful development initiatives entitled “Launch Stories”.
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Boulder Nonlinear Systems named as a finalist for the 2016 Prism Award

LAFAYETTE, Colorado – November 25, 2015, – Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) is pleased to announce their selection as a finalist for the 2016 Prism Award. Their liquid crystal polarization grating technology has been nominated in the category of “Optics and Optical Components”.
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In Vivo Neural Imaging – SLMs for Conducting 3D Holography inside Living Brains

LAFAYETTE, Colorado – October 15, 2015, – Boulder Nonlinear Systems is pleased to announce that it has published a feature article in the recent issue of Biophotonics Magazine highlighting applications of spatial light modulator (SLM) technology in neuroscience research. The article touches on various uses of SLMs in neural imaging and showcases our various development programs in this exciting area. These include the recent development of the stand-alone “Pocketscope” system for in vitro, holographic multicell recording of action potentials within brain slices and our ongoing programs to expand the capabilities of holographically patterned optogenetics and increase adoption of SLMs in the wider neuroscience community.
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Boulder Nonlinear Systems awarded multiple NASA contracts to bring new capabilities to aerial and space-based platforms

LAFAYETTE, Colorado – July 14, 2015, – Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) is pleased to announce two Phase I awards from NASA. These include the development of a holographic optical trapping (HOT) module for the International Space Station (ISS) and the development of low size, weight, and power (SWaP) 3D wind sensor system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
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Boulder Nonlinear Systems Positioned as Leader in Non-Mechanical Beam Steering with Recent Approval of Patent Claims

LAFAYETTE, Colorado – April 15, 2015, – Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent No. 8,982,313 titled, “Beam steering devices including stacked liquid crystal polarization gratings and related methods of operation”, which is related to the use of multi-stage Liquid Crystal Polarization Gratings (LCPGs) for non-mechanical beam steering.
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Boulder Nonlinear Systems is awarded funding for development of broadband high-speed phase modulator

LAFAYETTE, Colorado – March 1, 2015 – Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) is pleased to announce an award of follow-on funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for further development of broadband high-speed spatial light modulator (SLM) technology.
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Boulder Nonlinear Systems Announces New Capabilities for Improved Performance in Nematic Spatial Light Modulators

LAFAYETTE, Colorado – October 10, 2014, – Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) is pleased to announce the development of two new R&D capabilities for improved performance in nematic spatial light modulators (SLMs).
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Boulder Nonlinear Systems Receives Multiple Contracts to Develop Innovative Holographic and Wide-Angle Beam Steering Capabilities

LAFAYETTE, Colorado – October 3, 2014, – Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) is pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded several grants to develop innovative new beam steering and wavefront shaping capabilities. Read more


Boulder Nonlinear Systems Receives Continued Funding from FDA to Develop Anti-counterfeiting Measures for Pharmaceutical Tablets

LAFAYETTE, Colorado – September 24, 2014, – Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) is pleased to announce that it has just received funding from the FDA to develop a flexible tablet marking process to help fight the growing global problem of drug counterfeiting. Read more


Boulder Nonlinear Systems Acquires Exclusive License of Holographic Optical Tweezers Patents

LAFAYETTE, Colorado – August 30, 2014, – Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) is pleased to announce that it has acquired an exclusive license to the patents on holographic optical tweezers (HOT) held by the University of Chicago. Read more


Meadowlark Optics acquires Commercial Products Business Unit from Boulder Nonlinear Systems

FREDERICK, Colorado – August 15, 2014, – Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) is pleased to announce that on July 13, 2014 Meadowlark Optics (Meadowlark) acquired the Commercial Products Group of BNS. Read the full press release here