1 August 1990 Fiber optic high-definition large-screen display system
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TRU-LYTE Systems, Inc. is developing an HDTV display that will exceed displays in the large screen display (LSD) market. Due to the present design and manufacturing techniques of LCDs, ELs, and CRTs there are limitations with LSD applications. One of the possible solutions is a hybrid of fiber optic technology and transmissive active matrix LCDs. In this design, multiple LCD modules are coupled with an equal number of fiber optic modules. These modules are designed so that strands of fiber optics are placed in a coherent manner from a rear panel to a predetermined spaced front panel. An image projected onto the rear panel will result in an enlarged image being displayed on the front panel. Imageboard modules would then be manufactured using this design of the building block method. The determining factors would include the desired output intensity, size restrictions, and cost factors. Research has also developed a technology that allows for consistent wide-angle viewing of the image displa'ed by the optical fibers. Applications for this product range from HDTV to stadium scoreboards.
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Lawrence L. Griffith, Michael J. Reidinger, and Edward M. Feigles "Fiber optic high-definition large-screen display system", Proc. SPIE 1255, Large-Screen and Projection Displays II, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19870; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19870

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