Abstract

A number of photoluminescent materials have been found to have properties that make them extremely useful for improving the quality of laser displays as well as offering simplifications for multicolor systems. The principal function of these materials is that of color conversion when coated onto a laser illuminated viewing screen. A secondary, yet significant, role is that of rendering the converted light incoherent. This eliminates the unpleasant granular or speckly texture associated with direct viewing of diffusely scattered coherent light. It is concluded that virtually any visible color may be achieved by photoluminescent conversion of a monochromatic blue or ultraviolet laser beam.

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1968 (4)

C. E. Baker, IEEE Spectrum 5, 39 (December1968).
[CrossRef]

J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, S. Singh, R. G. Smith, L. G. Van Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 306 (1968).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Gould, W. L. Makous, Information Display 5, 25 (November/December 1968).

G. Blasse, W. L. Wanmaker, J. W. ter Vrugt, A. Bril, Philips Res. Rep. 23, 189 (1968).

1967 (4)

G. Blasse, A. Bril, J. Chem. Phys. 47, 5139 (1967).
[CrossRef]

G. Blasse, A. Bril, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 53 (1967).
[CrossRef]

L. G. Van Uitert, J. Electrochem. Soc. 114, 1048 (1967).
[CrossRef]

L. H. Enloe, Bell System Tech. J. 46, 1479 (1967).

1962 (1)

L. G. Van Uitert, R. R. Soden, J. Chem. Phys. 36, 1289 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Baker, C. E.

C. E. Baker, IEEE Spectrum 5, 39 (December1968).
[CrossRef]

Blasse, G.

G. Blasse, W. L. Wanmaker, J. W. ter Vrugt, A. Bril, Philips Res. Rep. 23, 189 (1968).

G. Blasse, A. Bril, J. Chem. Phys. 47, 5139 (1967).
[CrossRef]

G. Blasse, A. Bril, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 53 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Bobalek, E. G.

E. G. Bobalek, W. von Fisher, Organic Protective Coatings (Reinhold, New York, 1953), pp. 115–118.

Bril, A.

G. Blasse, W. L. Wanmaker, J. W. ter Vrugt, A. Bril, Philips Res. Rep. 23, 189 (1968).

G. Blasse, A. Bril, J. Chem. Phys. 47, 5139 (1967).
[CrossRef]

G. Blasse, A. Bril, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 53 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Enloe, L. H.

L. H. Enloe, Bell System Tech. J. 46, 1479 (1967).

Geusic, J. E.

J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, S. Singh, R. G. Smith, L. G. Van Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 306 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Gould, J. D.

J. D. Gould, W. L. Makous, Information Display 5, 25 (November/December 1968).

Levinstein, H. J.

J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, S. Singh, R. G. Smith, L. G. Van Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 306 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Makous, W. L.

J. D. Gould, W. L. Makous, Information Display 5, 25 (November/December 1968).

Pringsheim, P.

P. Pringsheim, Fluorescence and Phosphorescence (Interscience, New York, 1949), pp. 1–10.

Singh, S.

J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, S. Singh, R. G. Smith, L. G. Van Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 306 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Smith, R. G.

J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, S. Singh, R. G. Smith, L. G. Van Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 306 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Soden, R. R.

L. G. Van Uitert, R. R. Soden, J. Chem. Phys. 36, 1289 (1962).
[CrossRef]

ter Vrugt, J. W.

G. Blasse, W. L. Wanmaker, J. W. ter Vrugt, A. Bril, Philips Res. Rep. 23, 189 (1968).

Van Uitert, L. G.

J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, S. Singh, R. G. Smith, L. G. Van Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 306 (1968).
[CrossRef]

L. G. Van Uitert, J. Electrochem. Soc. 114, 1048 (1967).
[CrossRef]

L. G. Van Uitert, R. R. Soden, J. Chem. Phys. 36, 1289 (1962).
[CrossRef]

von Fisher, W.

E. G. Bobalek, W. von Fisher, Organic Protective Coatings (Reinhold, New York, 1953), pp. 115–118.

Wanmaker, W. L.

G. Blasse, W. L. Wanmaker, J. W. ter Vrugt, A. Bril, Philips Res. Rep. 23, 189 (1968).

Ward, R. A.

R. A. Ward, “The Day-Glo Daylight Fluorescent Color Specification System (Day-Glo Color Corp., Cleveland, Ohio).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, S. Singh, R. G. Smith, L. G. Van Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 306 (1968).
[CrossRef]

G. Blasse, A. Bril, Appl. Phys. Lett. 11, 53 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Bell System Tech. J. (1)

L. H. Enloe, Bell System Tech. J. 46, 1479 (1967).

IEEE Spectrum (1)

C. E. Baker, IEEE Spectrum 5, 39 (December1968).
[CrossRef]

Information Display (1)

J. D. Gould, W. L. Makous, Information Display 5, 25 (November/December 1968).

J. Chem. Phys. (2)

L. G. Van Uitert, R. R. Soden, J. Chem. Phys. 36, 1289 (1962).
[CrossRef]

G. Blasse, A. Bril, J. Chem. Phys. 47, 5139 (1967).
[CrossRef]

J. Electrochem. Soc. (1)

L. G. Van Uitert, J. Electrochem. Soc. 114, 1048 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Philips Res. Rep. (1)

G. Blasse, W. L. Wanmaker, J. W. ter Vrugt, A. Bril, Philips Res. Rep. 23, 189 (1968).

Other (7)

Ref. 4, pp. 285–289.

P. Pringsheim, Fluorescence and Phosphorescence (Interscience, New York, 1949), pp. 1–10.

Ref. 4, pp. 594–645.

Day-Glo Color Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, Tech. Booklet No. 1170-A.

E. G. Bobalek, W. von Fisher, Organic Protective Coatings (Reinhold, New York, 1953), pp. 115–118.

Ref. 4, p. 423.

R. A. Ward, “The Day-Glo Daylight Fluorescent Color Specification System (Day-Glo Color Corp., Cleveland, Ohio).

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