The novel growing methods are claimed to provide a more efficient means of realizing light sources for direct projection displays, including for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) applications. EXALOS epitaxial growth technology was developed in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, and applies patent-pending methods of producing vertical emitters claiming high levels of robustness and performance.
Currently, EXALOS has produced devices with emission in the short-wavelength region for blue-violet micro-LEDs. The company indicates that the design could be easily transferred to other emission wavelengths such that RGB light emission designs could be envisaged.
"For the next generation of display, micro-LEDs will be a critical component for efficiency and brightness, and EXALOS has now developed methods for creating micro-LEDs that have the performance and the features required for a wide range of applications, particularly in AR and VR," said Dr. Christian Velez, CEO of EXALOS. "Our growth equipment and our growth techniques are unparalleled, and we are ready to seek out partners for bringing new display products to market."
Founded in 2003 and based in Zurich, Switzerland, EXALOS is a privately-held company that designs, develops, manufactures, and sells advanced light source solutions based on Superluminescent Light-Emitting Diodes (SLEDs) and External Cavity Tunable Lasers (Swept Sources).
The EXALOS product portfolio includes driver electronics, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) engines, and balanced receivers. The products are suitable for use in medical, industrial, navigation, optical sensing, metrology, military, imaging, and scientific applications.
EXALOS will be presenting the company’s micro-LED solutions in Booth #430 at the Photonics West exhibition in San Francisco, California, USA.
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