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Novel intracavity pixelated lasing projection system
Author(s): Nabil M. Lawandy; Joel A. Firehammer; Gregory P. Crawford
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Paper Abstract

A high efficiency, narrow spectral linewidth lasing pixel device that implements a low-voltage spatially patterned variable loss element placed inside an optically pumped high-gain laser cavity is experimentally studied. The output properties of this system make it potentially useful for digital projection displays. Coupling and grey-scale control of an intracavity pixelated laser projected system is studied experimentally and by numerical simulation. Results indicate that pixel independence can be maintained in high Fresnel number resonators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3296, Projection Displays IV, (17 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305511
Show Author Affiliations
Nabil M. Lawandy, Spectra Science Corp. and Brown Univ. (United States)
Joel A. Firehammer, Brown Univ. (United States)
Gregory P. Crawford, Brown Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3296:
Projection Displays IV
Ming Hsien Wu, Editor(s)

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