Materials and Modulators for 3D Displays
Final rept. 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2002
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO SCHOOL OF OPTICS/CREOL
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The research conducted in this program primarily concerned identification of materials that would serve in scalable real time 3D displays. Such materials would have to experience two photon absorption of two different wavelength near infrared beams of light only at the intersection of the two beams. Upon such excitation the material would have to emit visible light. Our focus on scalable materials led us to study organic dyes dissolved in polymeric hosts. Additional research evolved out of the effort above In which we studied 2D displays based on up-conversion of near infrared light in rare earth doped crystalline particles dispersed in a polymeric host. This involved fluoride and orthophosphate crystals doped with Yb3 ions as donor ions and Er3., Ho3 or Tm3 as acceptor ions. Some research was carried out to explore unique modulation and scanning schemes based on liquid crystal devices.
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