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High-performance backlights: the enabling technology for high-density LCDs
Author(s): J. Michael Lengyel; Arlene Velasco Harrington
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Paper Abstract

The demand for increased information content and improved image quality on matrix displays has driven the display manufacturer to provide very high pixel density displays. The new- generation displays have very low luminous transmittance, 2% to 4% typical. The consequence of manufacturing high density, low transmittance displays is a disproportionate burden of performance is placed on the backlight system. Low heat, high luminous efficiency, high dimming ratio backlight systems are the key to success of these growing display technologies. Backlight systems with luminous efficiencies greater than 65 lumens per watt are now available for use with high density displays. These backlight systems lend themselves well to a wide variety of applications including commercial automotive, general aviation aircraft, and advanced military aircraft and ground vehicles where high performance is critical.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2219, Cockpit Displays, (17 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177791
Show Author Affiliations
J. Michael Lengyel, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Arlene Velasco Harrington, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2219:
Cockpit Displays
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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