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Advantages of scanned-beam MOEMS approach to microdisplay and related applications
Author(s): Todd R. McIntyre; Thor D. Osborn; Radu G. Andrei
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Paper Abstract

The technical and economic rationale for the selection and use of MEMS optical scanning devices for Retinal Scanning Display systems is discussed. While several new technologies and manufacturing approaches to microdisplays have been proposed and demonstrated in the display industry, a number of significant challenges related to cost and complexity of fabricating very dense integrated matrix displays are observed. Factors relating to the choice of a MEMS-based scanned beam approach are presented with special emphasis on the economics of silicon processing and light valve manufacturing. Related imaging applications for the high-precision scanning capabilities of the MEMS scanner are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4178, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems, (22 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.396484
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Todd R. McIntyre, Microvision, Inc. (United States)
Thor D. Osborn, Microvision, Inc. (United States)
Radu G. Andrei, Display Industry Consultant (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4178:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems
M. Edward Motamedi; Rolf Goering, Editor(s)

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