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Enschede, The Netherlands - Dutch microsystems developer LioniX International announces an integrated RGB laser light engine for retinal projection augmented reality (AR) headsets. The mm scale light engine excels not only in the brightness and quality of the images projected but also in terms of compactness.
The AR hardware market promises tens of billions of dollars of growth in the next few years. But issues with the integration of light sources threaten progress for headset developers. Currently, AR manufacturers looking for the brightest light sources are limited to bulky separate laser diodes. This makes for inelegant headsets and makes production scaling difficult.
LioniX International have integrated the highest performing laser diodes on a chip to create a tiny RGB light source that can be scaled to very high production volumes. Even more promising, the laser engine is a complete modular solution – it combines all the optical and electronic interfaces required for direct integration into a headset.
Douwe Geuzebroek, LioniX International’s VP Marketing and Sales says:
“This is an amazing opportunity for a disruptive AR company to be the first to market with really slim and fashionable glasses and leading imaging quality. Whilst we’re ready to hit production right now and scale to the desired volumes, we also specialise in co-developing our solutions to meet our customers’ needs. So we’re a best-of-both worlds combination of high standardisation with the option to further customise the development for lead customers.”
LioniX International’s new RGB light engine benefits from the company’s 20 year track record in the design and assembly of photonic integrated circuit technology, especially for visible light. Equally important is LioniX’s use of novel wafer-level processes that enable production at volumes required by commercial customers.
LioniX International will be showcasing the light engine at this year’s Photonics West conference in San Francisco. More information about the technology can be found at: www.lionix-international.com/ar-engine/
About LioniX International
LioniX International is a leading global provider of integrated photonic circuit modules based in Enschede in the Netherlands. The company produce customized solutions for OEMs and system integrators in imaging, sensing and communications applications.
Over the last 20 years LioniX International has grown from technology pioneer – developing a new high performance material for integrated photonic circuit fabrication – to fully vertically integrated solutions manufacturer.
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