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Liquid crystal on silicon

Liquid crystal on silicon brings together silicon and liquid crystals to produce displays with unprecedented resolution and image quality. But have they arrived on the display scene too late?

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Figure 1: Liquid crystal on silicon — in principle, a relatively simple approach to microdisplay technology.
Figure 2: An LCoS chip.


Figure 3: MicroDisplay's large-screen, two-million-pixel, high-definition, 'Liquid Fidelity' television.


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Lou Jepsen, M. Liquid crystal on silicon. Nature Photon 1, 276–277 (2007).

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