Pimax announces the world's first mini-LED QDLCD-based VR headset

VR headset maker Pimax announced a new device, called the Reality 12K QLED VR. The display used in the headset will be a 5.5" mini-LED backlit (5,000 LEDs) QD-LCD, which achieves a resolution of 12K, a refresh rate of 200HZ and a horizontal FOV of 200-degrees.

Pimax Reality 12K QLED photo

The new headset, based on either Qualcomm's Snapdragon VR engine or Pimax's own customized PC VR engine, will also feature technologies such as Nvidia's DLSS, VRSS, DSC, Cloud XR and 11 cameras used for eye tracking and facial expression tracking. It will also support full-body tracking.

LANL team develops electrically-pumped lasers from colloidal QDs

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) have assessed the status of research into colloidal quantum dot lasers with a focus on prospective electrically pumped devices, or laser diodes.

Their review analyzes the challenges for developing lasing with electrical excitation, and presents approaches to overcome them.

The Fraunhofer IAP sheds light on its QD-related research activities

Guest post by: Fraunhofer IAP & Fraunhofer CAN

"People push towards the light, not to see better, but to shine better" - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Quantum dots (QDs) represent the latest generation of hybrid inorganic-organic nanomaterials. They form a triad of inorganic nanotechnology, organic semiconductor technology and solution-based processability. The emission properties of inorganic, luminescent nanoparticles depend directly on the particle size. This size quantization effect makes it possible to control the band gap and thus the emission color of semiconductor materials. The target parameters are a high quantum yield of the luminescence as well as high stability and environmental compatibility.