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Opnext Ships LDs to Microvision

Photonics.com
Nov 2009
Optical modules and components maker Opnext Inc. of Fremont, Calif., has begun shipping red laser diodes to Redmond, Wash.-based Microvision for its PicoP® laser projection technology, the company announced this week. Potential applications for the technology include ultraminiature displays for embedded or accessory applications for mobile phones, personal media players, laptops and future wearable display devices. Laser-based microprojectors have a unique combination of features that are optimal for mobile device users, including infinite focus, rich color, and high contrast and resolution. Opnext said its red laser diode line plays an important role in this rapidly emerging mobile display market.


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component
1. A constituent part. It may consist of two or more parts cemented together, or with near and approximately matching surfaces. 2. The projection of a vector on a certain coordinate axis or along a particular direction. 3. In a lens system, one or more elements treated as a unit. 4. An optical element within a system.
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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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