Hugo Geiger Prize
Design and realization of an ultraslim array projector
Dipl.-Phys. Marcel Sieler (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF)
Almost no public presentation today is made without projectors. As the years pass, these devices keep getting smaller – and handier. A market with immense growth potential: According to estimates, by 2012 up to 45 million units are expected to sell worldwide. Important: The miniature projectors have to deliver sharp contrasts and clear colors. In his thesis project, „Design and realization of an ultraslim array projector," Marcel Sieler of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena developed the bases for an entirely new kind of design in order to realize mini-projectors. In recognition of this, he is awarded the 1st Hugo Geiger Prize.