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Full-color miniature display
Author(s): Iain D. Rankin; Ian Underwood; David G. Vass; Michael R. Worboys
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Paper Abstract

Full color images have been demonstrated on a high frame rate, binary, ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) display or spatial light modulator (SLM). This display consists of binary surface stabilized ferroelectric liquid (SSFLC) crystal over a custom foundry CMOS silicon VLSI (FLC/VLSI) backplane and provides a new alternative to current well established display technologies. Many issues have been considered to enhance the optical quality of these displays such as the post-processing of the foundry silicon to achieve a high optical flatness and pixel fill factor; with improved liquid crystal alignment. Optimization of electrical addressing schemes and color illumination for video display purposes have been investigated resulting in recommendations for future developments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2651, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications IV, (11 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.235358
Show Author Affiliations
Iain D. Rankin, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Ian Underwood, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
David G. Vass, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Michael R. Worboys, GEC-Marconi Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2651:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications IV
Ranganathan Shashidhar, Editor(s)

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