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Reflective vertically aligned nematic liquid crystal microdisplays for projection applications
Author(s): Andre Van Calster; Dieter Cuypers
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Paper Abstract

Liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) is becoming an established technology for personal viewers and projection applications. However no unique technology is used at present. One has different silicon backplane architectures as well as liquid crystal technologies. Analog addressed DRAM backplanes are often preferred in projection applications, however these architectures often require higher voltage addressing schemes than the standard used 5 V CMOS. Using oblique evaporation of SiO2, a reflective vertically aligned nematic liquid crystal technology was developed enabling the manufacturing of microdisplays for projection applications in a standard 5 V CMOS backplane technology. The developed technology showed acceptable optical performance and might be an interesting alternative to the present used microdisplay technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3954, Projection Displays 2000: Sixth in a Series, (25 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383362
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Andre Van Calster, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Dieter Cuypers, Univ. Gent (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3954:
Projection Displays 2000: Sixth in a Series
Ming Hsien Wu, Editor(s)

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