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-8th LDC were held in Yokohama, Japan in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017-2019 respectively, and the 3rd in Taichung, Taiwan in 2014, the 5th in Jena, Germany in 2016. The 9th LDC was held online. The 10th Laser Display and Lighting Conference (LDC2021) will be held online as well.

The LDC2021 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 Dates

Regular paper submission deadline : 14th January, 2021 21st January, 2021 (EXTENDED)
Postdeadline paper submission deadline : 3rd March, 2021
Registration deadline: 15th April, 2021

*For Postdeadline Paper Authors; Please send your PDP 2-page abstract and 35 words abstract to LDC secretariat desk; ldc[at]

Due to the rapid worldwide spread of new coronavirus infections, LDC2021 will be held on line digitally.
Please refer to the following website for details.
OPIC2021 :


  • Conference co-chairs

    • Kazuo Kuroda
    • Hiroshi Murata
    • Fergal Shevlin
  • Steering committee

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

    • co-chair:Sunao Kurimura
    • co-chair:Tetsuya Yagi
    • co-chair:Shining Zhu
    • Vice co-chair:Hirotsugu Yamamoto
    • Vice co-chair:Muneharu Kuwata
    • Vice co-chair:Tatsushi Hamaguchi


LDC2021 covers the laser display / lighting technology in the following major topical fields. From this year, the scope is restructured to clarify each target.

  • A.Light sources and components

  • B.Imaging / Lighting

  • C.Smart Systems including visible light communication

  • D.AR, MR, VR, … XR technologies

  • E.Laser Applications for Automotive

  • F.Novel and emerging technologies

LDC 2021 Abstract Publication

All of LDC 2021 abstracts will be published as LDC 2021 abstract book at SPIE digital library in open access on July, 2021.(TBD)

LDC2021 Special Issue of Optical Review

The special issue on Laser Displays will be published in Nov/Dec, 2021 issue of OPTICAL REVIEW, the journal edited by the LDC committee and is distributed by Springer. All the authors of LDC2021 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: TBD

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 LDC2021. The winners will be announced at the closing ceremony. Past award winners are.


LDC Best Paper Award

  • LDC-2-04
    Evaluation of Adaptive Shifted Superimposition Technique for Enhancing the Projector Resolution
    *Svein Arne Jervell Hansen1,3, Muhammad Nadeem Akram1, Jon Yngve Hardeberg2
    (1. Univeristy of South-Eastern Norway, 2. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 3. Barco )
  • LDC-5-03
    Laser-phosphor light source with luminance up to 2000Mcd/m2
    *Koji Takahashi1, Karl Welna2, Valerie Berryman- Bousquet2, Mattia Signoretto2, Toru Kanno1, Hirokazu Ichinose1, Hidenori Kawanishi1
    (1. SHARP coporation, 2. Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd.)

LDC Student Award

  • LDC-P-03
    Holographic display using binary phase modulation by image segmetation method
    *Kento Kurosawa1, Xiangyu Quan1, Kouichi Nitta1, Osamu Matoba1
    (1. Kobe University)
  • LDC-5-04
    Generation of multi-wavelength yellow-orange lasers using chi(2) chirped nonlinear photonic crystals
    *To-Fan Pan1, Kai-Hsun Chang1,2, Jhih-Yong Han1, Jui-Hung Hung3, Azzedine Boudrioua2, Hiroyuki Yokoyama3, Katrin Paschke4, Lung-Han Peng1,3
    (1. National Taiwan University, 2. Universite Paris 13, 3. Tohoku University, 4. Leibniz-Institut fur Hochstfrequenztechnik)


LDC Best Paper Award

  • LDC6-2
    Image Resolution of Raster-scan Laser Mobile Projectors Considering Color Speckle Effects
    *Junichi Kinoshita1, Akira Takamori1, Kazuhisa Yamamoto1, Kazuo Kuroda2, Koji Suzuki3
    (1. Osaka University, 2. Utsunomiya University, 3. Oxide Corporation)
  • LDC6-3
    Light source coherence and the impact of diffusers on the image quality of a holographic display system
    *Yuanbo Deng1, Daping Chu1
    (1. University of Cambridge)

LDC Student Award

  • LDC3-5
    Aerial Protruding DFD Display with AIRR
    *Yoshiki Terashima1,Ryosuke Kujime1,2, Shiro Suyama3,Hirotsugu Yamamoto1,2
    (1. The University of Utsunomiya, 2 JST ACCEL,3. The University of Tokushima)
  • LDC4-3
    Spatial-division multiplexing in holographic 3D display using high-speed binary phase-mode spatial light modulator
    *Shigehiko Washizu1, Syo Harada1, Xiangyu Quan1, Kouichi Nitta1, Shinya Sato2, Nobuyuki Hashimoto2, Osamu Matoba1
    (1. Kobe University, 2. CITIZEN Watch Co. Ltd.)


LDC Best Paper Award

  • LDC2-2
    Laser Beam Scanning Short Throw Displays and an Exploration of Laser-Based Virtual Touchscreens
    *Jari O. Honkanen1, P. Selvan Viswanathan1
    (1. MicroVision Inc.)
  • LDC4-2
    High-power and highly-reliable 638 nm band BA-LD for CW operation
    *T. Nishida1, K. Kuramoto1, S. Abe1, M. Kusunoki1, M. Miyashita1, T. Yagi1
    (1. Mitsubishi Electric Corp.)

LDC Student Award

  • LDC2-4
    Electro-Optic Bragg Diffraction Type Spatial Light Modulator Using Periodically Poled Structures for Laser Displays
    *Yuta Hayashi1, Toshiyuki Inoue1, Hiroshi Murata1, Atsushi Sanada1
    (1. Osaka Univ., Japan)