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Photoaddressed liquid-crystal light valve for printing and imaging
Author(s): Tomio Sonehara; Hidekazu Kobayashi
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a Photo Addressed Liquid Crystal Light Valve (PALV) that incorporates Smectic C* liquid crystal and a photoconductor and a precise addressing method with laser scanning. The PALV system acts as a secondary imaging plate for imaging and printing. Fast writing speed of 2 sec and resolution of 10 lp/mm were achieved experimentally. The resolution mainly depends on driving frequency and alignment of Smectic C*. The PALV has the possibility of higher resolution in the future. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1254, Optical Hard Copy and Printing Systems, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19861
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Tomio Sonehara, Seiko Epson Co. (Japan)
Hidekazu Kobayashi, Seiko Epson Co. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1254:
Optical Hard Copy and Printing Systems
Victor A. Files; David Kessler, Editor(s)

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