2018 SID/DSCC Display Week Conference May 21st - May 24th, 2018 LA Convention Center
David Fattal Founder and CEO LEIA
Abstract:Switchable Lightfield Displays Lightfield Displays are the Holy Grail of displays. They enable practical 3D Holographic applications, can be configured for privacy, and even provide means for your eyes to accommodate properly in the context of Heads-up displays. However they invariably suffer from lower resolution, which is currently a major obstacle to mass adoption. In this talk we review LEIA’s Diffractive Backlight Technology (DLB) that enables easy switching of an LCD display between a lightfield mode and a standard (high resolution, 2D, wide-angle) mode of operation. The technology is ultra-compact, power efficient, and particularly suitable for mobile devices.
Bio: David Fattal is the founder and CEO of LEIA Inc., a Silicon Valley company developing a Lightfield Display technology platform for mobile devices. He previously spent 9 years at HP Labs working on various aspects of quantum computing and photonics, and specializing in the manipulation of light at the nanoscale. He holds a PhD in Physics from Stanford University and a BS in theoretical physics from Ecole Polytechnique, France. David was named French Innovator of the year 2013 by the MIT technology Review and featured on their list of 35 Innovator under 35 that same year. He holds 90 granted patents and co-authored the text-book “Single Photon Devices and Applications”. He was awarded the French National Order of Merit in 2014 for developing the “Diffractive Lightfield Backlighting” concept.