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The Dichroic Display: Promise Fulfilled?
Author(s): Kevin J. Hathaway; Eric C. Henderson; Gene Carl Koch
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Paper Abstract

A few years back, the Guest-host (dichroic) display received a great deal of attention at conferences and in the literature. However, more recently the number of Guest-host papers seems to have decreased. The Guest-host display attracted interest because of its promises of high brightness, wide viewing angle, color contrast, high reliability, and low cost when compared to a conventional twisted nematic (TN) LCD. Today, the Guest-host display has yet to make significant market inroads against the TN-LCD. Is the Guest-host display ready for applications? What is the state-of-the-art? Who is manufacturing the dichroic LCD? A critical evaluation of this technology will be presented from an applications engineering perspective. Performance, cost and reliability data will he included along with a survey of products in which this display is now found. A competitive comparison will also be made between the TN and Guest-host LCDs. Finally, the author will present his views on the expectations for the future of this technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0386, Advances in Display Technology III, (16 August 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.970231
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin J. Hathaway, Mesophase, Inc. (United States)
Eric C. Henderson, Mesophase, Inc. (United States)
Gene Carl Koch, Mesophase, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0386:
Advances in Display Technology III
Elliott Schlam, Editor(s)

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