Researchers at the Centre of Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics (CMMPE) (part of the Department’s Photonics Research Group at the University of Cambridge) are leading the way towards the development of extremely high colour resolution laser displays using liquid crystal laser technology. CMMPE has been performing extensive research into a new form of laser technology based on liquid crystals.
With this new methode they facilitate a reduction in the fabrication and materials cost of this currently fabrication-expensive technology. Furthermore, liquid crystal lasers are less likely to suffer from problems such as speckle, which are commonly associated with conventional laser display systems.
They therefore have a much narrower spectral linewidth compared to the relatively broadband RGB sources from other display technologies, including CRT, plasma, LCD and even the latest OLED displays.