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Optical MEMS for displays in portable systems

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

Abstract:

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

display

picoprojector

laser beam scanning

18.1 Introduction

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

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