Optical MEMS for displays in portable systems

W.O. Davis,     MicroVision, Inc., USA


This chapter discusses several optical microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices that are used as displays for portable wireless systems. Two direct-view MEMS-based displays are summarized; these seek to displace the incumbent liquid-crystal based displays that are widely employed in mobile devices. MEMS picoprojector displays are reviewed, including mirror array-based projection and laser beam scanning (LBS). The further application of MEMS-based LBS to head-up and eyewear displays is discussed.

Key words

optical MEMS



laser beam scanning

18.1 Introduction

In a wireless system requiring a display there will be obvious ...

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