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Active learning in optics and photonics: Liquid Crystal Display in the do-it-yourself
Author(s): Oliver Vauderwange; Ulrich Haiss; Peter Wozniak; Kai Israel; Dan Curticapean

Paper Abstract

Monitors are in the center of media productions and hold an important function as the main visual interface. Tablets and smartphones are becoming more and more important work tools in the media industry. As an extension to our lecture contents an intensive discussion of different display technologies and its applications is taking place now. The established LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) technology and the promising OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology are in the focus.

The classic LCD is currently the most important display technology. The paper will present how the students should develop sense for display technologies besides the theoretical scientific basics. The workshop focuses increasingly on the technical aspects of the display technology and has the goal of deepening the students understanding of the functionality by building simple Liquid Crystal Displays by themselves.

The authors will present their experience in the field of display technologies. A mixture of theoretical and practical lectures has the goal of a deeper understanding in the field of digital color representation and display technologies. The design and development of a suitable learning environment with the required infrastructure is crucial. The main focus of this paper is on the hands-on optics workshop “Liquid Crystal Display in the do-it-yourself”.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9793, Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2015, 97930Y (8 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2223093
Show Author Affiliations
Oliver Vauderwange, Univ. of Applied Sciences Offenburg (Germany)
Ulrich Haiss, Univ. of Applied Sciences Offenburg (Germany)
Peter Wozniak, Univ. of Applied Sciences Offenburg (Germany)
Kai Israel, Univ. of Applied Sciences Offenburg (Germany)
Dan Curticapean, Univ. of Applied Sciences Offenburg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9793:
Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2015

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