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Single-panel reflective LCD projector
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Shimizu
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Paper Abstract

We have constructed a high resolution projection display with a single reflective LCD panel. Reflective technology based on standard silicon CMOS processing has emerged as a favorable direction for projection displays. Advantages include low investment and fabrication costs, high resolution capability, and high aperture ratio. As a move towards lower cost and high performance, we have applied reflective technology to a single panel projection display. The pixel array is SXGA and is fabricated in a process with both 5 Volt logic and 15 Volt structures. A thin 1 micron liquid crystal cell is formed over the array. A fast on time of 0.2 ms is attained with a nematic LC effect. System architecture is based upon a scrolling color illumination system wherein three color bands are present on the panel at all times. This arrangement avoids the 2/3 light loss in spectral efficiency present in a more conventional color wheel system. The system demonstrates that color sequential projection displays are feasible with LCD devices. And this direction holds great promise in a wide variety of applications including consumer HDTV displays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3634, Projection Displays V, (20 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349355
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Jeffrey A. Shimizu, Philips Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3634:
Projection Displays V
Ming Hsien Wu, Editor(s)

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