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Design Of A Fiber-Optic Laser Scanning System For A Smectic Liquid Crystal Display
Author(s): A. G. Dewey
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design of a system that scans an array of GaAs laser beams over a thermally-addressed smectic liquid crystal cell. The cell is projected onto a 1 m square screen to create a very-high-resolution storage display (8000x8000 pels). The scanning system chosen to achieve this high resolution image uses optical fibers to couple the output of 32 GaAs lasers into a two-column array. The array is imaged onto the LC cell by a small plastic lens which, along with the fiber array, is scanned over the area of the cell by a linear X-Y mechanism. The performance and limitations of this addressing method will be discussed and compared with those of alternate multi-beam systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0396, Advances in Laser Scanning and Recording, (26 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935235
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A. G. Dewey, IBM Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0396:
Advances in Laser Scanning and Recording
Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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