A 21-in. Field Sequential High-Resolution CRT Using Liquid Crystal Color Shutter

Naoki SHIRAMATSU  Naoko IWASAKI  Masaki YAMAKAWA  Shuji IWATA  Hitoshi KUMA  Takamitsu NAGASE  Narutoshi HAYASHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E84-C   No.9   pp.1247-1255
Publication Date: 2001/09/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Electronic Displays
cathode ray tube,  ferroelectric liquid crystal polymer,  field sequential display,  ultra high-resolution display,  color polarizer,  

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Feasibility of a color shutter using ferroelectric liquid crystal polymer panel and a field sequential ultra high-resolution CRT with the color shutter as a color field-switching device was studied. The color shutter consists of ferroelectric liquid crystal polymer panels and color polarizers. First, evaluation indices of the color shutter, such as the color gamut, the average transmittance and the white chromaticity shift, were formulated, and the simulation of evaluation indices was examined, where the spectral transmittance characteristics of the polarizer were changed in steps. It was indicated that there was a tradeoff between the color gamut and the average transmittance of the color shutter, and the shutter configuration that provides 0.096 (63% to NTSC) color gamut and 4.3% average transmittance was selected based on the simulation results. Next, the three-line simultaneous scanning method of the monochrome CRT was improved so that the disturbance due to the raster modulation was eliminated by averaging the distribution of beam luminance apparently. To confirm results of the study, the prototype of 21-inch screen size was produced, and the following display characteristics was obtained: luminance of 71 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 146:1 and color gamut of 0.096 (63% to NTSC) under the standard room lighting environment.