Creating 3D Displays with Liquid Crystals
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LCD in 3D
Dr Tim Wilkinson is combining liquid crystals with nanotechnology to try and create 3D displays which would look like real life.
Dr Wilkinson explains that despite the commonality of Liquid crystal displays they are still "limited by the shape, size and speed of their pixels when they are used to display video images." He comments that,
"This video shows microscope sequences of a new nanotechnology based liquid crystal pixel structure that will allow much higher resolution displays and even true 3D holographic displays to be fabricated in the future.”
Research is being carried out at CMMPE into a variety of new liquid crystal technologes, which will hopefully give rise to displays that have some or all of the following characteristics:
Low power consumption (for portable devices)
Fast switching (for hight frame-rate video applications)
Polarisation independent (for brighter and more efficient displays)
- High brightness, contrast and colour resolution
The videos are all in real time. The scale varies from video to video, but the little dots which form a grid in most of them are all 10 μm apart (10th of diameter of a hair).
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