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Handbook of Visual Display Technology

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  • © 2016
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  • Provides a unique major reference work for the field of electronic display technology
  • Comprehensively updates and expands on the first edition, reflecting recent developments in the field
  • Sets out significantly expanded sections on touch technology
  • Offers revised and updated chapters on flexible displays
  • Includes extended coverage of OLED displays
  • Includes supplementary material:

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The second Edition of this remarkable Handbook offers readers a comprehensive overview of the science and technology of visual displays and the economic and human interface factors associated with the displays industry. Unique in the displays field, the Handbook serves as a single reference source with expert contributions from over 150 international display professionals and academic researchers.

The Handbook contains extensive coverage of established and emerging display technologies, with discussion of physical principles, materials science and processing, device technologies and particular areas of application. The wide-ranging content also encompasses the fundamental science of light and vision, image acquisition and manipulation, display materials and processing techniques, TFTs, display driving and metrology. Prominence is given to liquid crystal displays, with later chapters devoted to emerging technologies including flexible displays, electrophoretic, electrowetting and electrofluidic displays and MEMS-based displays. Other sections consider 3D display solutions, projection systems and head-worn displays.

Updated and extended throughout, major changes in the 2nd Edition include:
• Significantly expanded section on touch and human-computer interaction
• Reworked and updated chapters on OLEDs
• Revised and extended coverage of mobile display technologies
“ engineering or science library can be without this book. It will be an asset for all companies engaged in display and display-related business.” – extract from the Foreword of the 1st Edition by Dr M Anandan, President, Society for Information Display.  

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Table of contents (195 entries)

  1. Fundamentals of Optics for Displays

  2. Human Vision and Perception

  3. Color Science



Editors and Affiliations

  • Display Technology Center, Panel Integration Division I, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Chutung, Hsinchu, Taiwan

    Janglin Chen

  • Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Wayne Cranton

  • Veritas et Visus, Temple, USA

    Mark Fihn

About the editors

Dr Janglin (John) Chen is a Vice President of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan and the General Director of ITRI’s Display Technology Center. Dr. Chen currently also has the appointment of Adjunct Professor with Display Institute of National Chiao-Tung University and is the Chairman of Taiwan Display Material & Device Association (TDMDA).

Professor Wayne Cranton is Associate Dean of Research for the College of Arts and Science at Nottingham Trent University, UK.  Wayne has been working in displays research since 1991 and is a member of the Applied Imaging and Displays research group at Nottingham Trent. His areas of  research include materials and device engineering of thin film materials for displays, laser processing techniques for use in flexible display fabrication and more recently the use of 3D immersive environments.

Mark Fihn currently heads his own consulting company called VeritaVis, where he supports the display industry based on his expertise related to notebook PCs, Tablet PCs, touch technologies, the LCD TV market and display related human factors, including high resolution and wide aspect ratios. Prior to VeritaVis, Mark was VP at the market research firm DisplaySearch.

Editorial Board

Professor Karlheinz Blankenbach, Pforzheim University, Germany
Dr Stan Brotherton, TFT Consultant, UK
Professor Jason Heikenfeld, University of Cincinnati, USA
Jon Peddie, JPR, USA
Professor Peter Raynes, University of York, UK
Professor Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester, USA

Advisory Panel (16-20 members)  

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