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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 17 — Aug. 20, 2007
  • pp: 10540–10552

Short period holographic structures for backlight display applications

Roberto Caputo, Luciano De Sio, Martin J.J. Jak, Eefje J. Hornix, Dick K.G. de Boer, and Hugo J. Cornelissen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 17, pp. 10540-10552 (2007)

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The use of holographic structures is promising for the realization of efficient systems in backlight applications for displays. By applying surface relief gratings on top of a side-lit lightguide we realize a backlight that avoids the use of color filters. The grating is used as a light outcoupling and color-separating element. The demands for this grating are stringent and calculations have been performed to meet them. A prototype backlight, including the grating structure, has been assembled and characterized. Results of experiments are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(330.1710) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color, measurement

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 2007
Published: August 6, 2007

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Roberto Caputo, Luciano De Sio, Martin J. J. Jak, Eefje J. Hornix, Dick K. G. de Boer, and Hugo J. Cornelissen, "Short period holographic structures for backlight display applications," Opt. Express 15, 10540-10552 (2007)

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