Accession Number : ADA186731

Title :   Excimer Plasma Displays.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Apr 83-14 Sep 87,

Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CT

Personal Author(s) : Otter, F A , Jr ; Nighan, W L

PDF Url : ADA186731

Report Date : 14 Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : An investigation of the feasibility of utilizing visible excimer molecule fluorescence as a medium for flat panel plasma displays. Because large area ac plasma panels based on the Owens-Illinois Digivue design are the industry standard, panels of that type were used for test purposes throughout the program. The single most significant outcome of this research was the demonstration that visible fluorescence from XeO and XeF excimers can be generated at a luminance level equivalent to that of the standard Ne-Penning mixture, albeit at a lower luminance efficiency. It was found that a variety of colors, varying continuously from pink through white to blue, can be produced by combining neon line emission with broadband XeF emission in a mixture comprised of Ne, Xe, F2 and Kr. A specific color or white is obtained by changing the relative proportions of the rare gas mixture constituents. The ability of XeF-based mixtures to produce emission over a large portion of the visible spectrum suggests that color ac plasma panels may be possible through use of an optical switching device or using an array of micro-filters to form a pixel. Keywords: Plasma displays; Plasma Panels; Flat Panel Displays; Excimer Fluorescence for Displays; Visible Excimer Fluorescence; XeO Fluorescence for Displays; XeF Fluorescence for Displays; Quenching.

Descriptors :   *EXCIMERS, *FLUORESCENCE, ALTERNATING CURRENT, COLORS, PANELS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), DISPLAY SYSTEMS, EFFICIENCY, LOW LEVEL, LUMINANCE, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, OPTICAL SWITCHING, MIXTURES, RARE GASES, VISIBLE SPECTRA, NEON, EMISSION SPECTRA, LINE SPECTRA, MOLECULES

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE