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Laser Liquid Crystal Display System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055893D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Crow, JD Dewey, AG Durbeck, RC Huth, BG Lean, EG [+details]

Abstract

A display system utilizing a liquid crystal display cell is shown and described. The display system comprises a suitable GaAs laser array (not shown), and each element of the array is coupled to an optical fiber. One suitable laser array whose output is coupled to optical fibers is disclosed in U. S. Patent 4,079,404. The output ends of the fibers are arranged as shown in Fig. 1 to form a closely-packed array of light sources. In this figure, it has been assumed that the outside diameter of the fiber is twice the diameter of the core. For other cladding thicknesses, the packing geometry would be adjusted accordingly.