Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

High contrast SXGA silicon light valves for high definition video projectors

Authors Huang, Ho-chi
Cheng, Powing
Kwok, Hoi Sing
Issue Date 2000
Source Proceedings of SPIE--the international society for optical engineering , v. 4079, 2000, p. 17-26
Summary We have developed a highly integrated liquid-crystal-on-silicon light valve for three-panel color projector. The silicon panel was designed and fabricated by a 0.35 μm, 3-metal and dual-voltage CMOS process with a spatial resolution of 1280×1024 pixels. The pixel pitch was 12 μm, the fill factor was 90% and the display area was 0.77 inches in diagonal. Eight-bit digital data drivers and gamma-correction circuitry were integrated into the silicon panel for true gray scale and full color representation. The display panel was assembled with a mixed twisted nematic and birefringence liquid crystal cell for high contract at CMOS compatible voltage. Contrast ratio was typically 200:1 at 5.5 Vrms. In addition, silicon surface layers, liquid crystal materials, pixel structures and driving schemes were carefully optimized for the minimization of visual flicker. Flicker ratio of less than 3% was achieved at 60 Hz frame rate. The optical sub-system utilized a trichroic prism assembly for both color separation and recombination. With this trichroic prism assembly incorporating three silicon light valves, a compact and high-contrast SXGA video projector was demonstrated.
ISSN 0277-786X
ISBN 0819437182
Rights Copyright 2000 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. This paper was published in Display Technologies III, I-Wei Wu, Heiju Uchiike, Editor, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 4079, p. 17-26 (2000) and is made available as an electronic reprint with permission of SPIE. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Language English
Format Conference paper
Access View full-text via DOI
View full-text via Scopus
View full-text via Web of Science
Files in this item:
File Description Size Format
4079.pdf 1395734 B Adobe PDF