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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2112–2114

Fiber-optic color synthesizer

Y. Jeong, D. Lee, Jhang W. Lee, and K. Oh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 14, pp. 2112-2114 (2006)

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Full-color synthesis was achieved, for what we believe is the first time, utilizing a novel 3 × 1 hard polymer-clad fiber coupler along with red, green, and blue (RGB) LED primaries. By using RGB LEDs that are coupled to three input ports, the device rendered full color from the output port with a circular emitting pixel of 135 μ m in diameter with an extended color gamut. The proposed fiber-optic color synthesizer can provide a compact waveguide solution for the beam scanning display and the tunable pure white source for LED backlighting.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2006

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Y. Jeong, D. Lee, Jhang W. Lee, and K. Oh, "Fiber-optic color synthesizer," Opt. Lett. 31, 2112-2114 (2006)

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