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Development of ultrahigh-density micro gas discharge lamp array using coherent porous Si technology
Author(s): Shekhar Bhansali; Brent VanDyke; H. Thurman Henderson
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Paper Abstract

This work investigates a radical new approach for plasma display production that is potentially easier to produce and results in plasma displays that are of significantly higher resolution. Most of the current modern plasma displays operate on essentially the same principle as a cathode ray tube. Using this technique, plasma displays are capable of resolutions of 1024 by 1024 pixels on a 42-inch display [1]. This is equivalent to 215 pixels per square cm. In this paper we propose a new application of the Coherent Porous Silicon enabled fabrication technique that can be used to develop a display that contains 250,000 discharge lamps per square centimeter. This is over three orders of magnitude better density than the current displays. The core CPS technology at the heart of this application can be used to produce substrates with over 1,000,000 pores per square centimeter, allowing development of even higher density displays. The paper discusses the fabrication technology and underlying experiments that have been successfully conducted to validate the concept and reports on the feasibility studies that have been carried out.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4235, Smart Structures and Devices, (21 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.420889
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Shekhar Bhansali, Univ. of South Florida and Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Brent VanDyke, Honeywell International (United States)
H. Thurman Henderson, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4235:
Smart Structures and Devices
Dinesh K. Sood; Ronald Albert Lawes; Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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