Introduction to Flat Panel Displays, Second Edition by Jiun-Haw Lee, I-Chun Cheng, Hong Hua, Shin-Tson Wu

Wiley – SID Series in Display Technology

Series Editor: Dr. Ian Sage

Advisory Board: Michael Becker, Paul Drzaic, Ioannis (John) Kymissis, Takatoshi Tsujimura, Michael Wittek, Qun (Frank) Yan

Display Systems: Design and Applications

Lindsay W. MacDonald and Anthony C. Lowe (Eds.)

Reflective Liquid Crystal Displays

Shin-Tson Wu and Deng-Ke Yang

Colour Engineering: Achieving Device Independent Colour

Phil Green and Lindsay MacDonald (Eds.)

Display Interfaces: Fundamentals and Standards

Robert L. Myers

Digital Image Display: Algorithms and Implementation

Gheorghe Berbecel

Flexible Flat Panel Displays

Gregory Crawford (Ed.)

Polarization Engineering for LCD Projection

Michael G. Robinson, Jianmin Chen, and Gary D. Sharp

Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Devices

Deng-Ke Yang and Shin-Tson Wu

Introduction to Microdisplays

David Armitage, Ian Underwood, and Shin-Tson Wu

Mobile Displays: Technology and Applications

Achintya K. Bhowmik, Zili Li, and Philip Bos (Eds.)

Photoalignment of Liquid Crystalline Materials: Physics and Applications

Vladimir G. Chigrinov, Vladimir M. Kozenkov, and Hoi-Sing Kwok

Projection Displays, Second Edition

Mathew S. Brennesholtz and Edward H. Stupp

Introduction to Flat Panel Displays

Jiun-Haw Lee, David N. Liu, and Shin-Tson Wu

LCD Backlights

Shunsuke Kobayashi, Shigeo Mikoshiba, and Sungkyoo Lim (Eds.)

Liquid Crystal Displays: Addressing Schemes and Electro - Optical Effects, Second Edition

Ernst Lueder

Transflective Liquid Crystal Displays

Zhibing Ge and Shin-Tson Wu

Liquid Crystal Displays: Fundamental Physics and Technology

Robert H. Chen

OLED Displays: Fundamentals and Applications

Takatoshi Tsujimura

Interactive Displays

Achintya K. Bhowmik

Illumination, Color and Imaging: Evaluation and Optimization of Visual Displays

P. Bodrogi, T. Q. Khan

3D Displays

Ernst Lueder

Addressing Techniques of Liquid Crystal Displays

Temkar N. Ruckmongathan

Flat Panel Display Manufacturing

Jun Souk, Shinji Morozumi, Fang-Chen Luo, and Ion Bita

Modeling and Optimization of LCD Optical Performance

Dmitry A. Yakovlev, Vladimir G. Chigrinov, and Hoi-Sing Kwok

Physics and Technology of Crystalline Oxide Semiconductor CAAC-IGZO: Fundamentals

Noboru Kimizuka, Shunpei Yamazaki

Physics and Technology of Crystalline Oxide Semiconductor CAAC-IGZO: Application to LSI

Shunpei Yamazaki, Masahiro Fujita

Physics and Technology of Crystalline Oxide Semiconductor CAAC-IGZO: Application to Displays

Shunpei Yamazaki, Tetsuo Tsutsui

Introduction to Flat Panel Displays



Jiun-Haw Lee

National Taiwan University

Taipei City, Taiwan

I-Chun Cheng

National Taiwan University

Taipei City, Taiwan

Hong Hua

University of Arizona

Arizona, USA

Shin-Tson Wu

University of Central Florida

Florida, USA



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Series Editor's Foreword

The first edition of Introduction to Flat Panel Displays has proved to be a popular and valued resource, which has been widely used both as a textbook and for reference. However, it was published over a decade ago in 2008, and established readers of the SID book series will not need reminding how fundamentally the subject matter has changed in that time. It is worth recalling that 2008 is also reported to be the first year in which worldwide sales of LCD televisions exceeded those of CRT sets.

Continuing demand for the first edition demonstrates that there is still a need for a broad-based introductory but authoritative account of flat panel displays, and it followed that the editors of the present book should consider writing a new and revised edition. It soon became clear though, that a simple revision would not be sufficient, and the volume you are holding represents a comprehensively updated and rewritten book which reflects the present state and latest developments in flat panel display technologies and applications. In order to provide the reader with a book which is a reasonable size and properly focused on contemporary topics, chapters in the first edition which described display technologies of lesser current importance – plasma and field emission devices – have been dropped. Important new chapters have been added on topics which are now central to flat panel applications: near-eye displays, reflective/e-paper displays and touch panel devices. The chapters describing the well-established, dominant display technologies such as LCDs, OLEDs, and LEDs have been comprehensively revised and updated to reflect the full range of technologies used in commercial displays and to describe the most recent important advances in these devices. Chapters describing AM backplane devices and structures, and the key principles of vision and color science have likewise been thoroughly updated to reflect their evolution and importance. Each chapter has been authored by an expert in display science, and the enthusiasm of the writers for their subjects is evident in their work. The authors' work in preparing this new edition has been virtually the same as writing a new book from the beginning, and I am grateful to all of them for their persistence and dedication to the task.

Flat panel display technology has revolutionized the ways in which we interact with electronic systems and through that, shapes the way we lead our lives. The pace of innovation shows no signs of slowing and the new cohorts of scientists and engineers who take the subject forward will need a range of training and reference works. Providing these resources is a key objective of the SID book series, and I believe that the present volume will make an important contribution to this aim.

Ian Sage

Great Malvern