Digital High Resolution Small Pixel LCOS Technology
The progress in digital high resolution, small pixel liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) microdisplays will be discussed and how it will lead to HD displays in very small form factors. The first generation of this technology is enabling very small yet high resolution projection engines devices that can be embedded in cell phones, cameras, head-mount displays, and set-top boxes and the next generation will bring HD resolution. As lasers become more affordable we see this LCOS display technology fundamentally changing the power consumption, cost, and size of pico-projectors and other display devices. One of the most interesting conclusions is that by using LCOS technology in combination with lasers, it should soon be possible to build an “ultra-green” television that would consume less than 1/8th the power of equivalent size LCD flat panel TV.
Yuan Ming Huang
D. Cheng et al., "Digital High Resolution Small Pixel LCOS Technology", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 181-182, pp. 233-236, 2012