07 Jan 2008 06:56 pm
The versatility of laser light sources – solid state lasers – as light sources in electronic devices, is becoming increasingly apparent. Because of its compact nature, low power consumption, and the ability to produce a bright and wide color gamut, laser engines are ideal for consumer electronics, such as cell phone screens, microdisplays and monitors.
Sumitomo Electric Develops The World’s First Pure Green Semiconductor Laser
“With a proper design of the active layer, we have succeeded in covering the entire range of the lasing spectrum in the green region. While the lasing wavelengths of the conventional frequency-converted lasers are locked at a specific wavelength, our device can be tuned to any wavelength in the green region. Furthermore, the lasing spectrum remains virtually unshifted even in the high current range, and therefore, we believe our device has advantages in high power applications.”
Geo Semiconductor Inc. Announces Acquisitions
“We are pleased to announce the formation of Geo Semiconductor,” said Dr. Paul Russo, CEO of Geo Semiconductor. “Our company is focused on enabling customers to offer market leading video and geometry processing capabilities, which is increasingly important as the industry transitions to larger displays that require more pixels (displays and sensors) and solid state illumination (HBLED and laser). We are committed to extending a long history of innovation and market leadership that was initiated at Genesis Microchip as well as at Silicon Optix.”
A New Twist to Tuning Lasers
Self-organizing liquid crystals could spawn a new breed of extremely useful and cheap tunable lasers.
Such lasers may ultimately prove to be useful for creating flat-screen displays with better colors, enhanced sensors and compact medical instruments.
GaN-Based Multi-Emitter Laser Diodes Promise High-Power Output
Multi-emitter structures—such as laser bars (laser arrays)—offer the most straightforward means to attain significantly enhanced optical power from semiconductor-based lasers. We have successfully constructed novel blue/violet multiquantum-well (MQW) InGaN/GaN laser minibars. These devices are particularly useful for high-speed printing and display (e.g., laser television) applications because of the potentially high optical power and multipixel operation (for individually addressable arrays).
The Next Generation of Cinema Displays – Laser Cinema
This publication covers the theory, material, design, fabrication, manufacturing and application of information displays and aspects of display technology that emphasize the progress in device engineering, design and simulation, materials, electronics, physics, and reliability aspects of displays and the application of displays.
QPC Lasers Announces Asia Optical as Customer in Laser TV Contract
August 5, 2008
QPC Lasers, Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacture of high brightness, high power semiconductor chip-based lasers for the consumer electronics, industrial, defense, and medical markets, today announced that the customer in recently announced $12 Million Laser TV Contract is Asia Optical “AOCI,” Taiwan’s leading optical consumer electronics manufacturer. QPC initially announced the Laser TV development and production contract in November 2007, and completed the development just last month, marking an important milestone in the path to consumer available Laser TV. The contract with AOCI is an exclusive supply relationship which provides for an $11 Million supply agreement to be delivered over the next three years, and carries a potential value of up to $230 million over the 10 year term of the contract.
QPC Lasers Ships High Power Miniaturized Ultra Laser To US Government Prime Contractor
April 14, 2008
“We are pleased to meet this important defense customer’s need for a compact high performance laser engine by deploying our BrightLock chip technology into our high brightness Ultra fiber coupled product platform,” stated Paul Rudy, Ph.D., Vice President of Marketing and Sales for QPC. “High peak power operation is a critical requirement for several defense applications including rangefinding, targeting, and remote sensing. Our BrightLock Ultra products meet this need uniquely with rugged and compact solutions that can endure demanding environmental conditions.”
Elusive Green Laser is the Missing Ingredient for Amazing Displays
February 14, 2008
The projection-laser displays envisioned by researchers would create wall-size images with a broader color range than displays now on the market. Fernando Ponce, an Arizona State University physicist, said a trio of red, green and blue lasers could even be used to make a futuristic, 3-D, holographic video projector.
Laser Chip Suits Optics Applications
January 24, 2008
Intense has released the Power Core 808 very high brightness, single emitter laser engine chip, which is easily customised to a wide variety of optics applications. The Power Core is the most flexible laser platform in the industry. The compact design combines a small emitting aperture (100um) with low beam divergence to produce very high brightness in a small, simple-to-integrate, chip-level device.
Arasor buys Novalux for $7M
January 15, 2008
Arasor International Ltd. said it acquired Novalux, Inc., which focuses on laser technology, for $7 million in Arasor stock and the assumption of $13 million in debt.
Sydney, Australia-based Arasor said the acquisition will let it provide an end-to-end solution in the manufacture of light sources in the laser display industry.
Novalux Shows Concept Home Theater Laser Projector During CES 2008
January 11, 2008
Novalux, Inc., developer of Necsel™ laser technology, will demonstrate a proof-of-concept JVC home theater laser projector during the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The demo will illustrate the enhanced image quality Necsel lasers provide when combined with JVC’s proprietary D-ILA® (Digital Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier) high-definition (HD) projection technology.
“We’ve taken JVC’s latest home theater projector, removed the lamp from inside and replaced it with Necsel lasers,” said Greg Niven, Novalux executive vice president of marketing. “What viewers will see is how our lasers are an ideal complement to JVC’s advanced LCOS technology. In the past we’ve shown significant advances in laser TV technology; with this concept demonstration we’ll premiere what we believe will be the next big thing in home theater.”
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Light Blue Optics opens U.S. Operations
January 4, 2008
Light Blue Optics (LBO), the industry-leading developer of holographic laser projection technology, today announced the opening of its U.S. Operations with an Engineering and Business Development facility in Colorado Springs, CO. The news follows LBO’s closure of a $26 million Series A funding round in October 2007 and will further accelerate the Company’s product development and commercialization program to bring its miniature projection systems to high-volume markets.
Arasor, ZTE to Make Displays
November 16, 2007
Arasor International Ltd. of Mountain View, Calif., an Australian-based maker of an optoelectronic chip that drives laser-based display applications (so-called “laser TV”), has entered into a $300 million joint venture with ZTE Corp. (Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Co. Ltd.) of China to develop and manufacture laser displays in televisions, projectors and mobile devices including cellular phones, PDAs and notebooks. Arasor will own 51 percent of the joint venture.