Laser illuminated flat panel display

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A 10 inch laser illuminated flat panel Planar Optic Display (POD) screen has been constructed and tested. This POD screen technology is an entirely new concept in display technology. Although the initial display is flat and made of glass, this technology lends itself to applications where a plastic display might be wrapped around the viewer. The display screen is comprised of hundreds of planar optical waveguides where each glass waveguide represents a vertical line of resolution. A black cladding layer, having a lower index of refraction, is placed between each waveguide layer. Since the cladding makes the screen surface black, ... continued below

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Veligdan, J.T. December 31, 1995.

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A 10 inch laser illuminated flat panel Planar Optic Display (POD) screen has been constructed and tested. This POD screen technology is an entirely new concept in display technology. Although the initial display is flat and made of glass, this technology lends itself to applications where a plastic display might be wrapped around the viewer. The display screen is comprised of hundreds of planar optical waveguides where each glass waveguide represents a vertical line of resolution. A black cladding layer, having a lower index of refraction, is placed between each waveguide layer. Since the cladding makes the screen surface black, the contrast is high. The prototype display is 9 inches wide by 5 inches high and approximately I inch thick. A 3 milliwatt HeNe laser is used as the illumination source and a vector scanning technique is employed.

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  • Flat panel display strategic forum, Ypsilanti (Midway Islands), 1-2 Nov 1995

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  • Other: DE96004165
  • Report No.: BNL--62389
  • Report No.: CONF-9511161--1
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 195761
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670418

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Veligdan, J.T. Laser illuminated flat panel display, article, December 31, 1995; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670418/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.