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Light recycling for light-valve-projection with sparkling video
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, several architectures have been proposed for projection systems with an improved light efficiency by means of color recycling and/or polarization recycling. The recycling of light takes place in a rod integrator where light is coupled in from the lamp through a small hole in an entrance mirror. At the exit of the integrator, light of the wrong polarization state and/or wrong color is reflected back such that, after a round trip in the integrator, the light has a second chance of passing through the exit with a different polarization state or through a different color filter. Besides for recycling light of the wrong color or polarization, the integrator may also be used for recycling the unused light of pixels that are in a dark state. This allows for an increased brightness of bright parts in a dark scene, the so-called sparkling effect known from CRTs. We analyze the combined effects of color, polarization, and dark pixel recycling, extending the models previously proposed by Duelli et al. and by Zwanenburg.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5529, Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.563693
Show Author Affiliations
Michel C.J.M. Vissenberg, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Marcel C.P.M. Krijn, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Bart A. Salters, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5529:
Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems
Roland Winston; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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