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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 41, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1391–1399

Theoretical considerations for arrayed waveguide displays

Ichiro Fujieda  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 7, pp. 1391-1399 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.001391


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Abstract

An arrayed waveguide display (AWD) is proposed in which a linear emitter array is coupled to a waveguide array upon which liquid-crystal (LC) switches are formed. Images are displayed by line-by-line control of light, including emission by the emitter array, injection into the waveguide array, propagation inside, and extraction by use of the LC switches. With mostly polymeric materials, an AWD can be made thin and tough. Its light-use efficiency can be made larger than that of a conventional transmissive LC display. Because of these potential advantages, an AWD is well suited for mobile applications.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(250.3680) Optoelectronics : Light-emitting polymers

History
Original Manuscript: June 28, 2001
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2001
Published: March 1, 2002

Citation
Ichiro Fujieda, "Theoretical considerations for arrayed waveguide displays," Appl. Opt. 41, 1391-1399 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-7-1391

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