Jan. 20, 2011 - Phil Malyak

Meeting Location
Rebeccas Cafe in Newton with access to MBTA Green Line

Laser Phosphor Display

In this talk, we discuss the Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology which Prysm began developing in 2005. The technology utilizes solid-state lasers and optical scanning to create an image on a phosphor-based panel. We describe the principle of operation and the key components of an LPD display; i.e., laser engine, phosphor panel, system control and processing. We discuss the unique features of the technology which results in a display that has (1) very low power consumption, and (2) a modular, bezel-free form-factor that allows individual tiles to be configured into large, virtually seamless video walls.

Phil Malyak

Phil Malyak is Sr. Director of Optical Engineering at Prysm, Inc. and is co-inventor of the laser phosphor display technology. Phil has previously worked at Dragon Fire, Zygo TeraOptix, Firefly Technologies, Adaptive Optics Associates and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He holds a PhD in Optics from the University of Rochester and MS and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo.


DINNER reservations are required by 6 PM, January 16, 2011, the Sunday of the meeting. MEETING ONLY reservations are required by noon, January 18, 2011, the Tuesday of the meeting.

Please make reservations online. Reservations may also be left on the answering machine at 617.584.0266. We no longer have an email address for reservations due to SPAM. When making reservation requests, please provide the following information:

  • DINNER AND MEETING or meeting only
  • Name(s) and membership status
  • Daytime phone number where you can be reached (in case of change or cancellation)


Rebeccas Cafe (Located in back of the office complex)
275 Grove Street
Auburndale, MA 02466

(617) 969-3282

(Map to Rebecca's).

Networking—5:45 PM, Dinner—6:30, Meeting—7:30 PM.


Dinner will include --- and coffee, tea, or milk.

Vegetarian option available on request

Dinner Prices:

  Register on/before
DINNER Reservation Date
Late Reservation or
at the door 
NES/OSA Members and their guests $25.00 each $30.00
Students $15.00 $15.00
Non-members $30.00 (See NOTE Below) $35.00

NES/OSA accepts cash and checks at the door for dinner payment. If you would like to pay be Credit Card please press the Pay Now button to be directed to PayPal.

NOTE: The NES/OSA has not changed dinner prices in several years but has been facing higher costs. We will maintain the current dinner prices for those reserving dinner on the requested date but still try to accommodate late reservations.

Membership Type

You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay with a credit card.

General Information on NES/OSA Meetings

Cancellations and No-shows:

If the meeting must be canceled for any reason, we will try to call you at the phone number you leave with your reservation. Official notice of cancellation will be on our answering machine.

We have to pay for the dinners reserved as of the Tuesday before the meeting, so no-shows eat into our cash reserve. If you will not be able to attend, please let us know as early as possible. Otherwise, no-shows will be billed.

Membership Rates:

Regular members $15.00
Student members free




NOTE: The extra $5.00 of the non-member dinner fee can be used toward membership dues if the nonmember joins and pays dues for the current year at the meeting.