The Optro Display is a revolutionary new, optronic display technology that we are working on at Sputnik Goods. It eliminates the frame of the display, so that just pure glass remains. Our novelty is a special mix of optronic and MEMS technologies.
This technology uses projected laser beams to produce images in a glass strip. We draw the image in the layers of the glass strip, from underneath, with a MEMS (Micro Electrical Mechanical System) driven laser beam solution. In the glass strip, we utilize refraction across a boundary. When a ray of light traveling through a transparent medium encounters a boundary leading into another transparent medium, part of the ray is reflected, and part of the ray enters the second medium. The ray that enters the second medium is refracted, bent at the boundary. We use this effect to draw images in a glass strip. Our technology is close to the old CRT technology. The cathode ray tube (CRT) is a vacuum tube that contains one or more electron guns and a phosphorescent screen and is used to display images. It modulates, accelerates, and deflects electron beams onto the screen to create images. This method is similar to ours, except we don’t use electron beams, but rather, laser beams.
Consequently, the Optro Display prototype consists of a glass strip which, at the bottom, is connected to the case of the appliance that contains the electronics and the MEMS laser projector.
With the help of Optro Display technology, we give the possibility to manufacturers to design brand new products and to use new design languages.
As you can see in the pictures, it is not an actual product, but a demonstration of Optro Display’s technology unit. It only represents the first step of its development.