Billion pound potential for new laser technology

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Scientists at Swansea University are developing new laser display technologies that will enhance the quality of cinema projections and may lead to revenues in excess of £1bn a year.

The research is being undertaken as part of a £1.9m project – funded by the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI) Technology Programme – to develop innovative laser solutions.

Professor Nick Doran, head of the Institute of Advanced Telecommunications (IAT) at Swansea University, said: ‘This project has immense commercial potential and its success depends on the research being carried out in Swansea. IAT’s work focuses on telecommunications, but we are able to leverage our knowledge of optical technologies to provide disruptive laser sources with exceptional projection brightness, efficiency, colour gamut and reliability.’