Kopin Launches 2K x 2K Reflective LCOS Microdisplay

Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer of innovative wearable computing technologies and solutions, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Forth Dimension Displays Limited, (ForthDD), is launching a 2K x 2K high performance reflective LCOS device at Photonics West 2019.

The 0.94” diagonal 2K x 2K device has 2048 x 2048 pixels and can be used as a microdisplay or as a Spatial Light Modulator (SLM). It is targeted at high performance applications such as structured illumination and Near-To-Eye displays. The imager will be demonstrated on ForthDD’s booth #1651 at Photonics West (Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Feb 5 – 7 2019). Through a 33° FOV viewer, one can see 24-bit colour 4.1 MPixel images. The purely digital LCOS technology ensures high brightness capability without any image burn-in.

Used as a microdisplay, the 2K x 2K’s square format is ideal for specialized near-to-eye applications such as surgical microscopes and electronic viewers for medical imaging. Used as an SLM, the imager will also find applications in 3D optical metrology and 3D augmented reality (AR).

Greg Truman, CEO of Forth Dimension Displays, says: “We are happy to announce even higher resolution microdisplays and SLMs for the next generation of applications in displays and structured light. Our unique, all-digital, purely binary approach to light modulation serves a wide variety of applications. Interfacing the 2K x 2K with our established two board variants, the R10 for video and the 3DM for memory-based applications, will ensure optimal usability. Optional ancillaries and highly experienced engineering support will shorten the design-in time for our customers.”

Dr. John C.C. Fan, CEO of Kopin Corporations, says: “The 2K x 2K LCOS display is the latest example of innovative products Kopin has introduced. It is the highest resolution ferroelectric display and SLM on the market, with very fast all digital switching characteristics to display a crisp lifelike image or provide high-performance binary phase modulation. Kopin is the only company that offers the full suite of microdisplays: transmissive and reflective LCDs as well as OLED displays. Our microdisplay products are being used across many military, industrial and consumer applications including AR, VR and 3D metrology.”