Dr. Bharath RajagopalanDirector, Strategic Marketing | STMicroelectronics, Inc.
Laser Beam Scanning for Augmented Reality and Near-to-Eye Display Applications
One of the key challenges for augmented reality is the development of ultra-compact, lightweight, low-power near-to-eye display solutions with good image quality. Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) technologies can meet these key requirements and deliver form-factors that enable light weight, fashionable, all-day wearable AR smart glasses with the ability to scale resolution and field-of-view (FoV) with low power consumption.
In this talk, we will briefly highlight the key technologies and solutions behind LBS that enable AR smart glasses, as well as more complex mixed reality HMD devices, including MEMS Micromirror scanners systems, laser diode modules, waveguides and LBS systems design considerations. Finally, we will briefly touch upon the ecosystem that supports end product manufacturers with key technologies and devices.
Bharath Rajagopalan is Director of Strategic Marketing at STMicroelectronics, responsible for developing the company’s strategy for Augmented Reality leveraging ST’s broad technology and product portfolio. Bharath is a veteran of the electronics industry, having served in technical, managerial, and executive roles in research and development, manufacturing, product development, and marketing. Bharath is also serving as the inaugural Chair of the LaSAR Alliance for which he was instrumental in conceiving, creating and implementing.
Prior to ST, he has held a number of leadership positions including roles at MicroVision, Dolby Laboratories, Texas Instruments and IBM in semiconductor technology development and manufacturing, display technology development and imaging systems. Bharath holds MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering and an MBA.