The Laser Display and Lighting Conference (LDC) is an international conference on laser displays, laser lighting, and related technologies. The 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 6th LDC were held in Yokohama, Japan in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 respectively, and the 3rd in Taichung, Taiwan in 2014, the 5th in Jena, Germany in 2016. The 7th Laser Display and Lighting Conference (LDC 2018) will be held on April, 24th - 27th, 2018 in Yokohama, Japan, at Pacifico Yokohama.

The LDC 2018 is intended to provide a central forum for the update and review of scientific and technical information on laser display and lighting covering a wide range of fields from fundamental research to systems and applications. The conference is sponsored by the Optical Society of Japan in cooperation with several academic societies and associations.

Important date

Paper Deadline: 14th December 2017
Abstract Submission Extened 26th January 2018.
Post Deadline paper: 2nd March 2018

Early Bird Registration: 5th April, 2018


LDC 2018 Special Issue Of Optical Review

The special issue on Laser Displays will be published in Nov/Dec, 2018 issue of OPTICAL REVIEW, the journal edited by the LDC committee and is distributed by Springer. All the authors of LDC 2018 are strongly encouraged to submit the original papers to the special issue. Please note that all submissions will be peer-reviewed following the editorial policy of OPTICAL REVIEW. The submissions from invited speakers are also welcome. Manuscript should follow Optical review submission guidelines “Instructions for Preparation of Manuscript” and be submitted in the electronic form on the internet.

Submission Deadline: 31 May, 2018

A detailed instruction will be available from the following Web site:


  • Conference co-chairs

    • Kazuo Kuroda
    • Hiroshi Murata
  • Steering committee

    • co-chair:Kazuhisa Yamamoto
    • co-chair:Norihiro Ohse
  • Program committee

    • co-chair:Sunao Kurimura
    • co-chair:Tetsuya Yagi
    • co-chair:Fergal Shevlin
    • co-chair:Shining Zhu


LDC 2018 covers the laser display / lighting technology in the following major topical fields;

  • A.Lasers and light sources

    Visible lasers, LED, Solid-state light sources, Phosphor, Fluorescent materials, Wavelength conversion materials, Optoelectronic materials

  • B.Optical components

    Spatial light modulator, High-speed scanner, MEMS, Active-matrix integration, Projection components, Display drivers and interfaces

  • C.Imaging / Lighting Technologies and Devices

    Projector, 3D imaging, Holography, Head worn display, Eyewear, Laser backlight unit

  • D.Image / Lighting Quality and Human Vision

    Speckle, Color speckle, Image quality evaluation, Color reproduction, Color management, Color appearance, Eye safety, Laser safety

  • E.Systems and Applications

    Projection TV, LCD, 3D, Projector, Head mounted display, Eyewear, Lighting technology, Touch technology, Biomedical imaging, Industrial imaging, Laser entertainment, AR, VR, MR, XR, Wearables

  • F.Novel and emerging technologies

Special session

The special session of automotive applications is held.

Joint sessions

The session for 3D display / imaging is held with cooperation of IP (Information Photonics) committee. That with IoT and LEDIA is under negotiation.

LDC Best Paper Award and Student Award

The program committee of LDC will select the best paper award and the student award from papers presented at LDC2018. The winners will be announced at the closing ceremony.