LCD Backlights

by Shunsuke Kobayashi

Part of the Wiley Series in Display Technology Series

LCD Backlights Synopsis

Research and development on liquid crystal display (LCD) backlight technologies are becoming increasingly important due to the fast growth of the LCD business. Backlight technologies contribute to functional improvements of LCDs in terms of wide colour reproduction, uniformity improvements of luminance and colour temperature, high luminance, long life, less power consumption, thinner backlight unit, as well as cost. As LCD panel technology progresses, the lighting technology that provides the illumination for the panel must similarly evolve. LCD Backlights is written by a global panel of leading researchers and practitioners in this field from both academia and industry. The first part of LCD Backlights details the variety of applications of backlights including those in LCD-TV, PC monitors and mobile devices. The second part is a full examination of the different light sources that are used including the latest technological trends in amongst others, cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs), mercury-free fluorescent lamps and light emitting diodes (LEDs). The final part of the book analyses the optical component of backlights such as diffusers and brightness enhancement films. Key features: Provides a comprehensive analysis of the latest status of LCD backlight research and development. Discusses the design considerations and technical requirements for the multiple applications of LCD backlights. Considers techniques used for power saving and picture quality improvement. Examines the requirements for backlight units used for TVs, PC monitors and mobile phones. LCD Backlights is of significant interest to practising electronics and display engineers as well as scientists working on the development of liquid crystal displays. This book is also of value to graduate students and researchers involved in display technologies. The Society for Information Display (SID) is an international society, which has the aim of encouraging the development of all aspects of the field of information display. Complementary to the aims of the society, the Wiley-SID series is intended to explain the latest developments in information display technology at a professional level. The broad scope of the series addresses all facets of information displays from technical aspects through systems and prototypes to standards and ergonomics

LCD Backlights Press Reviews

LCD Backlights is an invaluable resource for researchers and general readers alike... includes an impressive spectrum of topics. Having specialized for nearly 10 years in this field, I can attest to the fact that it would be hard to find anywhere else the range of backlighting technology and information covered in this book. (SID ID Magazine, 2010) LCD Backlights is an invaluable resource for researchers and general readers alike... [It] would be hard to find any where else the 'fullness' of backlighting technology and information covered in this book. (Information Display, May 2009)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780470699676
Publication date: 14th April 2009
Author: Shunsuke Kobayashi
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 292 pages
Categories: Circuits & components,

About Shunsuke Kobayashi

Professor Shigeo Mikoshiba, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo Shigeo Mikoshiba received BSc and MSc Degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan in 1965 and 1967. Then he moved to Canada and earned Ph.D. Degree from University of Alberta in 1971. After graduation he joined the Department of Physics at the University of British Columbia as a Post Doctoral Fellow. In 1973 he returned to Japan to work for Central Research Laboratory of Hitachi, Ltd. and in 1991 he started his career as a professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo. He has published 77 refereed papers and two books ...

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