Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

New Approach To Achieve A Thin, Flat Electronic Display
Author(s): Carmine Masucci
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00

Paper Abstract

The information explosion has created a need for a more effective and versatile mode of storing, accessing and displaying the information. This paper concerns itself with the display of information. To be effective the display device must be portable and useable with low power consumption and sufficient resolution, brightness and contrast for continuous use. The development to produce thin, flat electronic displays combines the patented distributed optics technology with electronically addressed dot matrix display devices, such as liquid crystals. Specifically, to achieve a total display device depth of the order of 15cm (6inches) the system makes use of multiple micro-lenses operating in parallel each with a projection distance of 11.8cm (4.5 inches). Between each parallel micro-lens and its fiber illumination module is placed a 2.5cm (1") square liquid crystal module (LCM) which contains a transmissive liquid crystal cell. Each cell displays its, portion of the desired image. This image when projected with its neighboring module (s)/cell (s) creates a complete nonsegmented image for viewing at the screen. This paper presents the design and performance of a breadboard demonstration unit of the concept using four 2.5cm x 2.5cm(1"x1"),32 by 32 dot matrix liquid crystals producing a 25cm by 25cm (10" by 10") display area. This is followed by the presentation of the design of a developmental model of the concept using seven 5.08mm by 5.08mm (0.2" by 0.2"), 100 by 100 dot matrix crystals. The 5cm by 35.5cm (2" by 14") display area permits the display of 8 lines of 80 characters per line.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0200, Laser Recording and Information Handling, (12 February 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958068
Show Author Affiliations
Carmine Masucci, C.M. Engineering Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0200:
Laser Recording and Information Handling
Albert A. Jamberdino, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top