Home Resource Center Newsletters Newsletter Archives Optical Innovation News 2015 to 2017 Next Generation Phosphor Wheel Next Generation Phosphor Wheel Improved Performance for Solid State Projection Systems Materion continues to produce innovative solutions for the emerging solid state projector market with its next generation phosphor wheel. Our Generation 1.5 Phosphor Wheel delivers superior performance for projection systems utilizing lasers greater than 100 watts of power and is the perfect solution for the mid-to-high end projector and projection TV markets. Materion led the way in support of this new technology with the introduction of the Gen 1.0 phosphor wheel and now steps up its game with a new and improved product offering. Gen 1.5 improves upon the Gen 1.0 phosphor wheel by utilizing a proprietary optical coating that increases the conversion efficiency by about 10%. At the same time, it also enhances the overall thermal efficiency of the component and allows it to operate at higher temperatures. The greater the illumination level - the more heat produced. So, improvement in conversion efficiency and thermal performance are critical attributes for companies striving to gain maximum brightness levels. Materion phosphor wheels offer low noise characteristics, a high degree of flexibility and stable color generation. Gen 1.5 will be available for green, red and yellow colors. A segmented structure with multiple colors will also be offered. Mass production for the Gen 1.5 phosphor wheel will start in the fourth quarter 2016. Materion has been a leading manufacturer of Color Wheels, Light Tunnels, Dichroic Filters, Beam Splitters and other precision components for projection display applications for over 20 years. As the industry transforms from lamp-based to solid state illumination, Materion is committed to delivering the next innovative solution. For more information about Gen 1.5 phosphor wheel and other projection display components, contact Vivian.Zhang@Materion.com.