ELEN 4193 Modern Display Science and Technology is an advanced level course at Columbia University taught by professor Ioannis (John) Kymissis. The course is an introduction to modern display systems in an engineering context. Selected topics include:

  • The basis for visual perception, image representation, color space, metrics of illumination
  • Physics of luminescence, propagation and manipulation of light in anisotropic media, emissive displays, and spatial light modulators
  • Fundamentals of display addressing, the Alt-Pleshko theorem, multiple line addressing
  • Large area electronics, fabrication, and device integration of commercially important display types

The development of the laboratory modules in this course were developed with the assistance of grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States, in particular ECCS-0901297.  

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