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A display system for providing a two dimensional image includes an essentially one dimensional light valve array. The diffractive light valve array includes modulator elements which diffract or reflect light incident thereon to an extent determined by an image element to be represented. The display system is arranged such diffracted light from the light-valve array passes through a magnifying lens and is separated from the reflected light from the array. A magnified virtual image of the array formed by the diffracted light is viewed through the magnifying lens. A scanning arrangement between the viewer and the magnifying lens scans the image of the light-valve array across the field of view of the viewer sufficiently quickly that the viewer perceives the scanned image as a two-dimensional image. In another arrangement a printer is formed by scanning a real image of the diffractive light valve array over a printing or recording medium.

Title
Display device incorporating one-dimensional grating light-valve array
Application Number
8/821390
Publication Number
5982553
Application Date
March 20, 1997
Publication Date
November 9, 1999
Inventor
Asif A Godil
Mountain View
CA, US
David M Bloom
Portola Valley
CA, US
Agent
Haverstock & Owens
Agent
R Russel Austin
Assignee
Silicon Light Machines
CA, US
IPC
G02B 5/18
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