05572341 is referenced by 48 patents and cites 41 patents.

An electro-optical dithering system based on birefringence or double refraction increases the resolution of a display and includes a birefringent material, such as a calcite material, which selectively refracts or deflects light depending on an optical polarization characteristic of the light, and a switch to switch the optical polarization characteristic of the light, thereby to determine the location of output optical information. Thus, the apparatus and method of the invention can change the location of an optical signal, and the change can be used for a number of purposes, such as to improve resolution of a display, to provide an auto-stereoscopic output, to interlace optical signals, to facilitate locating and hiding of circuitry, to facilitate overlapping of tiles or pixels, etc.

Title
Electro-optical dithering system using birefringence for optical displays and method
Application Number
328375
Publication Number
5572341
Application Date
February 22, 1995
Publication Date
November 5, 1996
Inventor
James L Fergason
92 Adam Way, Atherton, 94025
CA, US
Agent
Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar P L L
IPC
G02F 1/13
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