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Challenges of a Digital Micromirror Device: modeling and design
Author(s): Richard L. Knipe
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Paper Abstract

The Digital Micromirror DeviceTM (DMDTM) represents a breakthrough in large-scale integrated spatial light modulators. At the heart of each DMD display lies an array of five hundred thousand micromirrors fabricated on a single piece of silicon. Successful operation of the DMD array depends on the robustness, similarity, and reliability of each individual pixel and the ability to control all the pixels over time. This paper describes the challenges facing a pixel design and many of the recent improvements found in the current DMD architecture. Finally, we present the concept of a solution space, which is a measure of the architecture's ability to meet the design objectives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2783, Micro-Optical Technologies for Measurement, Sensors, and Microsystems, (26 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.248483
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Richard L. Knipe, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2783:
Micro-Optical Technologies for Measurement, Sensors, and Microsystems
Olivier M. Parriaux, Editor(s)

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