LCD and Plasma to face new competitionMikey 8 comments
While LCD and Plasma displays dominate the flat panel market, a new contender is set to change all that. Telescopic Pixel displays are a new emerging technology that works thanks to an ancient old optical device premise - that of a telescope.
Now instead of me interpreting how this works, I will let this description from Ars Technica serve:
"Each pixel consists of two opposing mirrors where the primary mirror can change shape under an applied voltage. When the pixel is off, the primary and secondary mirrors are parallel and reflect all of the incoming light back into the light source. When the pixel is on, the primary mirror deforms into a parabolic shape that focuses light onto the secondary mirror. The secondary mirror then reflects the light through a hole in the primary mirror and onto the display screen."
You can read the full details and diagram here.