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  • 7月 18, 2014

    DQS: A quantitative tool for evaluating display design options

    Now product developers can quantify perceptual quality improvements based on changes in display specifications.

    07/18/2014 White Paper White Paper DQS: A quantitative tool for evaluating display design options DQS: A quantitative tool for evaluating display design options
  • 12月 09, 2013

    Reinterpreting Brewster’s Law

    3M scientists discovered an exception to a 200-year-old rule of optical physics, one that makes displays brighter and more efficient.

    12/09/2013 ,White Paper ,White Paper Reinterpreting Brewster’s Law Reinterpreting Brewster’s Law
  • 5月 15, 2014

    Designing for the next great leap in mobility

    Consumer demand is pushing mobile device designers to find the sweet spot of brighter, lighter, and more powerful, with longer battery life.

    05/15/2014 ,White Paper White Paper Designing for the next great leap in mobility Designing for the next great leap in mobility
  • 9月 15, 2015

    Which color gamut metric best predicts human display preference?

    Quantum dot technology greatly expands the range of colors in displays. But which metrics reliably reflect consumers’ viewing experiences?

    09/15/2015 ,White Paper White Paper Which color gamut metric best predicts human display preference? Which color gamut metric best predicts human display preference?
  • 5月 17, 2013

    Say what? The display optics glossary

    If reading about the science of displays leaves you in the dark, no worries. Here’s your handy guide to BLUs, nits, q-dots, and moiré.

    05/17/2013 White Paper White Paper Say what? The display optics glossary Say what? The display optics glossary
  • 7月 29, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 1.0 Intro

    Go inside a liquid crystal display; see how films and components work together to make a great LCD.

    07/29/2013 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 1.0 Intro Display Optics 101 : 1.0 Intro
  • 7月 18, 2014

    Display Optics 101 : 2.1 Short course

    Backlight components, and how a device manipulates light to create a display.

    07/18/2014 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 2.1 Short course Display Optics 101 : 2.1 Short course
  • 12月 09, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 2.2 Backlight Films

    Mirror, prism and reflective polarizer films combine inside a backlight to produce a bright display.

    12/09/2013 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 2.2 Backlight Films Display Optics 101 : 2.2 Backlight Films
  • 7月 18, 2014

    Display Optics 101 : 4.4 LC Components

    In-depth look at liquid crystal display components, the variety of options, and advantages of each.

    07/18/2014 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 4.4 LC Components Display Optics 101 : 4.4 LC Components
  • 5月 15, 2014

    Display Optics 101 : 2.3 LC Technologies

    Review of liquid crystal technologies vary from the simplest twisted nematic to in-plane switching.

    05/15/2014 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 2.3 LC Technologies Display Optics 101 : 2.3 LC Technologies
  • 9月 15, 2015

    Display Optics 101 : 2.4 Components

    How pixels, sub-pixels, LEDs and films work together to create a picture.

    09/15/2015 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 2.4 Components Display Optics 101 : 2.4 Components
  • 4月 18, 2011

    Display Optics 101 : 2.5 Creating an Image

    Learn how light is polarized (similar to a magnet) and passes through sub-pixels to form an image.

    04/18/2011 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 2.5 Creating an Image Display Optics 101 : 2.5 Creating an Image
  • 5月 17, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 2.6 Touch Panels

    A look at touch technologies and why your device needs more light when you add a touch panel.

    05/17/2013 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 2.6 Touch Panels Display Optics 101 : 2.6 Touch Panels
  • 5月 17, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 3.1 Backlight Subassembly

    Backlight units (BLUs) use several components create a bright, lightweight, energy-efficient design.

    05/17/2013 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 3.1 Backlight Subassembly Display Optics 101 : 3.1 Backlight Subassembly
  • 7月 18, 2014

    Display Optics 101 : 3.3 Backlight Details

    Learn what factors reduce the amount of light a display emits and how to increase brightness.

    07/18/2014 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 3.3 Backlight Details Display Optics 101 : 3.3 Backlight Details
  • 7月 18, 2014

    Display Optics 101 : 3.3 Backlight Details - 2

    Learn what factors reduce the amount of light a display emits and how to increase brightness.

    07/18/2014 ,Video ,Video Display Optics 101 : 3.3 Backlight Details - 2 Display Optics 101 : 3.3 Backlight Details - 2
  • 12月 09, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 3.4 Top Sheets

    Minimize optical artifacts, like moiré and sparkle, that have a negative impact on display quality.

    12/09/2013 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 3.4 Top Sheets Display Optics 101 : 3.4 Top Sheets
  • 5月 15, 2014

    Display Optics 101 : 3.5 Color Enhancing Technology

    Quantum dots are nano-sized capacitor dots that can efficiently deliver even the most saturated colors.

    05/15/2014 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 3.5 Color Enhancing Technology Display Optics 101 : 3.5 Color Enhancing Technology
  • 9月 15, 2015

    Display Optics 101 : 3.6 Multifunctional Films

    Combine the functions of various films to reduce thickness, streamline manufacturing and help reduce costs.

    09/15/2015 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 3.6 Multifunctional Films Display Optics 101 : 3.6 Multifunctional Films
  • 4月 18, 2011

    Display Optics 101 : 3.7 Field Sequential Backlights

    Each sub-pixel is quickly powered individually to deliver very high quality and high resolution.

    04/18/2011 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 3.7 Field Sequential Backlights Display Optics 101 : 3.7 Field Sequential Backlights
  • 5月 17, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 4.1 Liquid Crystal Panel Introduction

    Take a deeper dive into the panel that drives the picture.

    05/17/2013 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 4.1 Liquid Crystal Panel Introduction Display Optics 101 : 4.1 Liquid Crystal Panel Introduction
  • 9月 15, 2015

    Display Optics 101 : 4.7 Liquid Crystal Design Performance

    Improve your display by learning the factors that can increase its quality and performance.

    09/15/2015 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 4.7 Liquid Crystal Design Performance Display Optics 101 : 4.7 Liquid Crystal Design Performance
  • 4月 18, 2011

    Display Optics 101 : 4.8 Practical, Comfortable Performance

    How to manage glare and other external factors that can adversely affect your display experience.

    04/18/2011 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 4.8 Practical, Comfortable Performance
  • 5月 17, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 5.1 Touch Technologies

    Get details on the several different touch technologies you can choose from.

    05/17/2013 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 5.1 Touch Technologies
  • 5月 17, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 5.2 Touch Characteristics

    Explore touch challenges like glove-wearing users, and capability for simultaneous multiple touches.

    05/17/2013 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 5.2 Touch Characteristics
  • 7月 29, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 6.1 Color

    Learn how to achieve both great color and great efficiency without making traditional trade-offs.

    07/29/2013 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 6.1 Color
  • 7月 18, 2014

    Display Optics 101 : 6.2 Luminance

    Managing light is a key factor in designing a display. Learn more in this video about luminance.

    07/18/2014 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 6.2 Luminance
  • 12月 09, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 6.3 Uniformity

    See how the light from a row of LEDs can reach the farthest corners of a display.

    12/09/2013 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 6.3 Uniformity
  • 5月 15, 2014

    Display Optics 101 : 6.4 Viewing Angle

    How the right films help ensure that the viewing angle of your display meets consumer

    05/15/2014 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 6.4 Viewing Angle
  • 9月 15, 2015

    Display Optics 101 : 6.5 Contrast

    Finding a black cat in a dark room: How your display’s contrast ratio can affect viewing enjoyment.

    09/15/2015 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 6.5 Contrast
  • 4月 18, 2011

    Display Optics 101 : 6.6 Optical Artifacts

    Learn how to manage artifacts such as mura, moiré, sparkle and glare that come with any screen.

    04/18/2011 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 6.6 Optical Artifacts
  • 5月 17, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 6.7 Resolution

    As display resolutions go higher, some bright ideas on how to push more light through to the viewer.

    05/17/2013 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 6.7 Resolution
  • 5月 17, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 6.8 Durability

    Dropping a mobile device can result in optical artifacts the user can see—unless you add durability.

    05/17/2013 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 6.8 Durability
  • 9月 15, 2015

    Display Optics 101 : 6.9 Energy Efficiency

    Consumers expect devices with long battery run times. Here’s how to get more out of every milliamp.

    09/15/2015 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 6.9 Energy Efficiency
  • 4月 18, 2011

    Display Optics 101 : 7.1 Sustainability

    How can you design your device for the long term? Learn some options in this video segment.

    04/18/2011 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 7.1 Sustainability
  • 5月 17, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 7.2 Television Sustainability

    TVs pose particular energy use and sustainability problems. Learn the issues and how to address them.

    05/17/2013 ,Video Video Display Optics 101 : 7.2 Television Sustainability
  • December 1, 1901 ,Data Sheet Data Sheet 3M™ Contrast Enhancement Film 8146 Series Data Sheet
  • December 1, 1901 ,Data Sheet Data Sheet 3M™ Contrast Enhancement Film CEF3806 Series Data Sheet
  • December 1, 1901 ,Data Sheet Data Sheet 3M™ Contrast Enhancement Film CEF29XX Series Data Sheet
  • December 1, 1901 ,Data Sheet Data Sheet 3M™ Contrast Enhancement Film CEF28XX 8148-X Series Data Sheet
  • December 1, 1901 ,Data Sheet Data Sheet 3M™ Optically Clear Adhesive 8173KCL Data Sheet
  • December 1, 1901 ,Data Sheet Data Sheet 3M™ Optically Clear Adhesive 8171 and 8172 Data Sheet
  • 7月 29, 2013

    Display Optics 101 : 4.3 Polarized Light

    See how light is polarized and re-polarized to maximize the amount of light coming out of a display.

    07/29/2013 Video Video Display Optics 101 : 4.3 Polarized Light Display Optics 101 : 4.3 Polarized Light
  • December 1, 1901 ,Data Sheet Data Sheet 3M™ Optically Clear Adhesive 818X Series Data Sheet
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