Opto-Ceramic Converters Receive SCHOTT Innovation Award
Opto-ceramic converters from SCHOTT are reportedly accelerating the adoption of laser phosphor-based digital projectors by enabling high-luminance light sources.
Opto-ceramic converters from SCHOTT are reportedly accelerating the adoption of laser phosphor-based digital projectors by enabling high-luminance light sources. The material and the respective development team from Mainz, Germany, and Penang, Malaysia, were recently awarded the SCHOTT Innovation Award 2018. SCHOTT pre-produces the ceramic phosphor converter material in Mainz and finishes the material at its Penang plant.
By 2020, one-third of all projectors will use laser diodes or LEDs. This so-called solid state lighting (SSL) enables higher brightness, a superior image quality, and high reliability in digital projectors. According to SCHOTT, the technology has the ability to take high-quality, cost-effective digital projection to the classroom, boardroom, home theater and cinema.
After years of research, SCHOTT experts have developed two inorganic ceramic phosphor materials that are temperature stable, heat conductive, and energy efficient. The phosphor materials are green and yellow fluorescent ceramics that convert blue laser light into yellow light. The yellow light is segmented by color filters to generate the primary colors (red, green and blue) for digital projectors.
“The new ceramic phosphor converters, which were awarded with the SCHOTT Innovation Award 2018, provide superior performance with an outstanding reliability that enables long-lasting laser light sources,” said Frank Heinricht, Ph.D., chairman of the management board. “This means that there is no need to change lamp bulbs, which significantly lowers the total cost of ownership and energy costs.”
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