Polarization Engineering for LCD Projection

Polarization Engineering for LCD Projection

Author(s): Michael G. Robinson, Jianmin Chen, Gary D. Sharp

Published Online: 5 SEP 2005

Print ISBN: 9780470871058

Online ISBN: 9780470871072

DOI: 10.1002/0470871075

Series Editor(s): Anthony C. Lowe

About this Book

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) projection technology has, in recent years, led the way in large area displays because of its potential to deliver scalable, high-resolution images at a low cost. Since large displayed images demand high brightness and contrast, a full understanding of polarization, and how to manage its effects, is essential for the development of quality systems.

Using the example of LCD projection technology, this practical text provides a thorough coverage of polarization engineering problems, with appropriate solutions and mathematical tools for analysis.

Key features:

  • A comprehensive introduction to the basics of polarization, LCDs, projection technologies and LCD projection system engineering.
  • A detailed examination of optical system components, including polarizers and retarder stack filters.
  • A full treatment of system contrast and color management issues.
  • In-depth analyses of how to manage polarization in the major LCD projection systems.

Display engineers, scientists and technicians active in this field will find this a valuable resource, as will developers of large screen projection displays and microdisplays. Also useful for graduate students and researchers as an accessible introduction to the technology.

The Society for Information Display (SID) is an international society, which has the aim of encouraging the development of all aspects of the field of information display. Complementary to the aims of the society, the Wiley-SID series is intended to explain the latest developments in information display technology at a professional level. The broad scope of the series addresses all facets of information displays from technical aspects through systems and prototypes to standards and ergonomics

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