"Imagine, for example, the screens on New York´s Times Square in 3D, or any setting that currently uses LED screens with full daylight viewability", said Ferdinand Saint Julien, CEO of TriLite.
A prototype has successfully been built, the technology is expected to become widely available in 2016.
TriLite also developed a new approach to fully miniaturize pico projectors for use in devices such as smart phones, smart watches and smart glasses. "We have not yet seen embedded pico projectors in these devices mainly due to the large size of current RGB laser modules", said Dr. Franz Fidler, CTO of TriLite. "While others are using complex and therefore large micro-optics, we are encasing a red, green and blue laser into one single hermetic package containing one single micro-lens."
This approach reduces the size of the RGB laser module to just 9.1 x 5.5 x 5.3 mm and the weight to just 1.5 grams, making the light source extremely suitable for embedding in portable devices. Dr. Franz Fidler further highlighted that "with the further reduction of size, TriLite’s RGB laser module opens up the possibility of virtual reality smart glasses projecting image information directly into the wearer’s eyes, and smartphones as well smart watches to feature embedded pico projectors".