Near-to-eye Projection for smart glasses

The light behind your Augmented Reality experience

Augmented Reality (AR) systems allow smart glasses to merge the virtual and physical world, and become the next consumer revolution. But projecting virtual information onto special eyeglasses, or directly onto the user’s retina, requires extraordinary technology. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is perfectly placed to develop and deliver this technology. With its LED and laser portfolio for Near-to-eye Projection a small and consumer-friendly form factor of smart glasses is enabled, as well as a large field of view. This makes OSRAM Opto Semiconductors your partner of choice for the light source in Augmented Reality applications. Together we create the next consumer revolution and make smart glasses part of our everyday lives.


  • Single-mode laser with high-optical output power
  • Miniaturized TO38 ICut package
  • High modulation bandwidth
  • High beam quality


  • Low cost, mature technology
  • Works with all imager technologies
  • Less alignment critical

Together with partners like STMicroelectronics and Dispelix Oy, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors launched the LaSAR alliance, a real ecosystem to accelerate development of Augmented Reality Eyewear Applications. The Alliance is focused on meeting the technical challenges required for all-day wearable smart glasses. The eyewear will balance a small, light-weight form factor and extremely low-power operation with good FoV (Field-of-View) and a large eyebox. The founding members coalesced around the recognition that near-to-eye displays based on ST-developed Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) solutions have demonstrated the potential to meet all these requirements.

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Stay tuned: Laser diodes from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors are key to enable the next consumer revolution.