E-training about the physics of light is now available to display
development engineers and students around the globe – on their schedule
and through personal mobile devices
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Optical physicists from 3M’s Display Materials and Systems Division have
a long history of sharing what they learn about the physics of light.
For more than eight years, they’ve been offering a free course on the
physical properties of light to industry engineers involved in designing
the next generation of display technology. But now, they are taking
their own technology to the next level.
Late last year, 3M upgraded their widely-popular, free, and on demand
Optics 101 course from a JAVA based delivery platform to a mobile
friendly interface allowing the more than 550 professionals and students
who take the course each year more accessibility to nearly three hours
of professional development content on the physical properties of light.
3M’s optical research group has long been viewed as the industry’s
foremost experts on display research. In the early 1990’s, 3M scientists
made history when their work prompted the rewriting of the nearly 200
year old scientific rule of optics known as Brewster’s law. This
discovery led to the development of 3M’s Enhanced Specular Reflector
(ESR), one of the most reflective surfaces found on the planet and a new
resource now commonly used to improve the display quality of LCD TV’s.
More recently, 3M has developed a Quantum Dot Enhancement (QDEF) film
used to improve the color quality on mobile device displays while
improving the device’s battery life. For 3M physicists: discovery is a
way of life and education and industry advancement are just (a fun) part
of the job. Display Optics 101 can be accessed at www.3m.com/optics101.
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of
ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M
is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $31 billion
in sales, 3M employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more
than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or
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