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Fiber optic liquid crystal displays
Author(s): Jouko O. Viitanen; Jukka Lekkala
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the characteristics of flat panel displays that use the waveguide principle with liquid crystal (LC) switching. The requirements and previous achievements with respect to the various components of the display are reviewed. Such components include light sensors, modulation methods, planar waveguides, and LC switching methods. The waveguide display approach seems to offer advantages over matrix addressed LC displays, especially for large display area applications. Two novel LC switching methods for efficient deflection of light from the waveguides are described. The other method is based on long-range surface plasmon excitation, and the other on shear addressing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1976, High-Definition Video, (4 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161481
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Jouko O. Viitanen, VTT (Finland)
Jukka Lekkala, VTT (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1976:
High-Definition Video

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