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First-generation VGA electroluminescent display for head-mounted applications
Author(s): Martin J. Aguilera; Larry Arbuthnot; Thomas Keyser
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Paper Abstract

The first VGA (640 X 480) electroluminescent display is reported with a 24 micron pixel pitch and over 1000 lines per inch resolution. The display measures 0.71 inches by 0.53 inches and was designed specifically for head mounted applications. The display is fabricated on single crystal silicon-on-insulator wafers which allows the integration of the pixel as well as the peripheral addressing circuitry onto the display. Initial samples have been built utilizing both a green (ZnS:Tb), and an amber (ZnS:Mn) EL phosphor. Luminance, contrast ratio and power dissipation for displays operating at a 4.5 kHz drive frequency with a 60 Hz frame rate will be presented. Results indicate that this VGA display shows ideal characteristics for compact high performance head mounted applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2735, Head-Mounted Displays, (7 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241881
Show Author Affiliations
Martin J. Aguilera, Planar Systems, Inc. (United States)
Larry Arbuthnot, Planar Systems, Inc. (United States)
Thomas Keyser, AlliedSignal Aerospace Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2735:
Head-Mounted Displays
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Loran A. Haworth; Wendell Stephens; Henry J. Girolamo, Editor(s)

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