16 May The Laser And It’s Likely Impact on Visual Technology
The future of visual technology is the laser. How so? Read on to find out!
What Is A Laser?
Well, first let’s look at some science and history. What is a laser? A laser is an optical device that emits coherent light. The term is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. It is the coherence of the laser that sets it apart from other light sources, which emit incoherent light.
Lasers Are Now A Multibillion-Dollar Industry
The first everyday use of lasers was in the supermarket barcode scanner, introduced in 1974. The CD player was the first laser equipped device to find its way into the homes of consumers. Laser printers followed soon after. Lasers are now a multibillion-dollar industry. The largest application is in CD and DVD players. Fibre optic communication also relies on lasers. Lasers are often used in manufacturing for cutting, bending, welding and marking materials such as metal. In science, a common application is spectroscopy. They are also used in military equipment for targeting and range finding as well as in medicine for surgery and therapeutic applications.
The Benefits of Laser Technology For Visual Displays
Now, it seems, laser has found its way into visual displays. Laser technology has many benefits for this but the two main ones are image quality and efficiency. Laser technology will bring about a new standard in image quality – brightness and sharpness will be better than anything else on the market. They will also require far less power – up to 75% less energy than other displays.
The Holodeck Is The Next Technology To Be Realised
Audio visual technology is advancing at an extraordinary rate. The technology imagined in science fiction books, films and TV series is fast becoming a reality. We have already seen the hand held multi-functional devices of characters in Star Trek become a reality with the ubiquitous tablet. Now, it seems, the holodeck is the next technology to be realized.
The hologram is a photographic recording of a light field used to create a 3D image. Holography, in its purest form, uses laser light for illuminating the subject and viewing the hologram.
Holographic Technology At The 2022 World Cup!
Japan has promised to make holographic technology available for the 2022 World Cup. Imagine having a 360-degree view of everything that is happening on the pitch! Or envision having a conversation with the hologram of a person who is in another city or country. The technology will make it seem like they are sitting across from you in a chair! It sounds like fantasy but the technology exists and these experiences are only just around the corner.
The Impact Of Holograms On The Audio Visual Industry
The late rapper Tupac Shakur has already been resurrected through a hologram which appeared at the Coachella music festival in 2012. Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix may be the next stars brought back to life in this way if the estates of both give the go ahead. The impact of holograms on the audio-visual industry will be huge.
Laser Technology & AV Rentals
So, the laser has arrived in visual technology. In time, it will likely replace LED and LCD but, for the moment, we must be content with what we have. In fact, it is hard to imagine getting a better picture quality than that offered by LED and LCD video wall displays which is why we are proud to offer a full range with the very latest models. If you’re looking for some AV gear give us a call now on +353 1 4133 892 or contact us online for more info.