Mitsubishi Develops Laser Backlight

By Bob Raikes
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mitsubishi electricNikkei reports that Mitsubishi showed a new laser-based display at the recent Ceatec show in Japan. The set is said to use RGB laser diodes for the backlight of a 50″ LCD display and is said to achieve 98% of the Rec 2020 gamut. Diffusion of the light from the lasers is achieved using a “bar-like” light guide plate (LGP). The set is considered to be too expensive for use as a TV, although there might be commercial applications. Nikkei has a photo of the display at http://tinyurl.com/oxhp9ff.

Analyst Comment

Mitsubishi has been working on this technology for a number of years and it has developed from work on its laser-based rear projection TV. (BR)