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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2547–2549

Ultraviolet excitation of remote phosphor with symmetrical illumination used in dual-sided liquid-crystal display

Hsin-Tao Huang, Chuang-Chuang Tsai, and Yi-Pai Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 15, pp. 2547-2549 (2010)

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The UV-excited flat lighting (UFL) technique differs from conventional fluorescent lamp or LED illumination. It involves using a remote phosphor film to convert the wavelength of UV light to visible light, achieving high brightness and planar and uniform illumination. In particular, UFL can accomplish compact size, low power consumption, and symmetrical dual-sided illumination. Additionally, UFL utilizes a thermal radiation mechanism to release the large amount of heat that is generated upon illumination without thermal accumulation. These characteristics of the UFL technique can motivate a wide range of lighting applications in thin-film transistor LCD backlighting or general lighting.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4880) Optical design and fabrication : Optomechanics
(220.2945) Optical design and fabrication : Illumination design

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Original Manuscript: February 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2010
Published: July 22, 2010

Hsin-Tao Huang, Chuang-Chuang Tsai, and Yi-Pai Huang, "Ultraviolet excitation of remote phosphor with symmetrical illumination used in dual-sided liquid-crystal display," Opt. Lett. 35, 2547-2549 (2010)

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