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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4655–4663

Fiber optic engine for micro projection display

Hesam Edin Arabi, Sohee An, and Kyunghwan Oh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4655-4663 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.004655


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Abstract

A novel compact optical engine for a micro projector display is experimentally demonstrated, which is composed of RGB light sources, a tapered 3 × 1 Fiber Optic Color Synthesizer (FOCS) along with a fiberized ball-lens, and a two dimensional micro electromechanical scanning mirror. In the proposed optical engine, we successfully employed an all-fiber beam shaping technique combining optical fiber taper and fiberized ball lens that can render a narrow beam and enhance the resolution of the screened image in the far field. Optical performances of the proposed device assembly are investigated in terms of power loss, collimating strength of the collimator assembly, and color gamut of the output.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.4685) Optical devices : Optical microelectromechanical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2010
Published: February 22, 2010

Citation
Hesam Edin Arabi, Sohee An, and Kyunghwan Oh, "Fiber optic engine for micro projection display," Opt. Express 18, 4655-4663 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-5-4655


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