Energetiq Wins Award for Emerging DMD Systems & Applications Research

Feb 1, 2022 8:33:00 AM

Research presented by Energetiq at Photonics West 2022 has been recognized with an award for the best paper presented in the Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications XIV conference track.

The award is sponsored by Texas Instruments DLP Products and ViALUX GmbH. Qualifying papers were evaluated by the awards committee and judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity.

To read the full paper please refer to the SPIE Digital Library for the Photonics West conference proceedings. A recording of the in-person presentation will be published Photonics West 2022 On Demand programming.


A spectrum matching light source with an improved spectral resolution, throughput, and matching fidelity

Authors: Qingsong Wang, Kosuke Saito, Alex Cutler, William Grube, Craig Schiller, Jing Zhou, Jonathan Murray, Don McDaniel, Debbie Gustafson, Huiling Zhu

In-Person Presenter: Don McDaniel

We developed a novel spectrum simulating light source that uses a high brightness Laser-Driven Light Source (LDLS) and high throughput, spectrally programable light engine to deliver high fidelity spectrum matching between 380 nm and 780 nm. The light source leverages the tunability of a digital micromirror device (DMD) with characterization algorithms to produce open-loop spectral matched light output. A monitoring spectrometer is not necessary for matching preloaded target spectra after an initial characterization of the system transfer function. The reported light source can match spectral lines down to 4.5 nm full-width-half-maximum (FWHM) linewidth and simulate the detailed spectral profiles of compact fluorescent lamps with high fidelity. With a 380 nm to 780 nm wavelength range, the source can be a valuable tool for sensor calibration, hyperspectral imaging, and medical-related research.

Best Paper Award PW22


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