Panorama Labs Says Magneto-Photonic Crystal Projector is Operational

Panorama Labs announced the company has successfully built and operated its first magneto-photonic projector. This is a small-scale digital projector built to demonstrate this new technology, which doesn’t use LCDs or micro-mirrors. This uses a micro display light engine based on the principle of magneto-optical switching. Magneto-optical technology is actually best known as a storage technology, by the way.

The company hopes the platform will be used for digital cinema projectors, rear projection TVs, home theater projectors, commercial displays, mass storage, and telecom switching devices. They expect it to compete with LCD, LCoS, and plasma in digital display, and DLP in theatrical display.