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Progress toward prototype high-definition video-projection CRTs using resonant microcavity phosphor display technology
Author(s): Larry D. Owen; Steven M. Jaffe; Michieal L. Jones; Claudia B. Jaffe; Charles A. Rowell
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an update on the progress to commercialize a new, unique replacement for the powder phosphor currently used in projection cathode ray tubes (CRTs). The new display technology designated Resonant Microcavity Phosphor display (RMP), is now being tested for use in CRTs similar to those currently used in commercial rear projection televisions. This new technology allows resolution, brightness and dynamic range well beyond what is possible with current powder phosphor approaches. Recent test data on operational red, blue and green RMPs faceplates will be presented. Additionally, this paper gives engineers a basic understanding of the characteristics and advantages of the RMP display technology. Some of the key reasons for the need for a new phosphor for the projection CRT are presented. Current and future RMP Display performance is presented. Another future application for RMP technology is as a narrow-band electronically addressable light source, an economical replacement for laser scanning. The technology also has many other applications where a uniform, large area, narrow-band light source or confined beam (non-Lambertian), electron excited light generation is required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5080, Cockpit Displays X, (10 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.512020
Show Author Affiliations
Larry D. Owen, Quantum Vision, Inc. (United States)
Steven M. Jaffe, Quantum Vision, Inc. (United States)
Michieal L. Jones, Quantum Vision, Inc. (United States)
Claudia B. Jaffe, Quantum Vision, Inc. (United States)
Charles A. Rowell, Quantum Vision, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5080:
Cockpit Displays X
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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