SID - Wiley Series

The Society for Information Display seeks to encourage the scientific, literary, and educational advancement of information display. One initiative for pursuit of this goal is the SID-Wiley Series in Display Technology, the books of which are available for purchase in the SID bookstore with a discount for SID members. The member discount code will be displayed on the right if you are a member who is logged in, and it will also be displayed on the "You're Logged In!" page.

Recent SID-Wiley Releases:
  Modeling and Optimization of LCD Optical Performance
by Dmitry A. Yakovlev, Vladimir G. Chigrinov, Hoi-Sing Kwok

Key features:
  • Explores analytical solutions and approximations to important cases in the matrix treatment of different LC layer configurations, and the application of those results to improve the computational method.
  • Provides the analysis of accuracies of the different approaches discussed in the book.
  • Explains the development of the Eigenwave Jones matrix method which offers a path to improved accuracy compared to Jones matrix and extended Jones matrix formalisms, while achieving significant improvement in computational speed and versatility compared to full 4x4 matrix methods.
  • Includes a companion website hosting the authors' program library LMOPTICS (FORTRAN 90), a collection of routines for calculating the optical characteristics of stratified media, the use of which allows for the easy implementation of the methods described in this book. The website also contains a set of sample programs (source codes) using LMOPTICS, which exemplify the application of these methods in different situations.

  Interactive Displays: Natural Human-Interface Technologies
by Achintya K. Bhowmik (Ed.)

How we interface and interact with computing, communications and entertainment devices is going through revolutionary changes, with natural user inputs based on touch, voice, and vision replacing or augmenting the use of traditional interfaces based on the keyboard, mouse, joysticks, etc. As a result, displays are morphing from one-way interface devices that merely show visual content to two-way interaction devices that provide more engaging and immersive experiences. This book provides an in-depth coverage of the technologies, applications, and trends in the rapidly emerging field of interactive displays enabled by natural human-interfaces.

Key features:

  • Provides a definitive reference reading on all the touch technologies used in interactive displays, including their advantages, limitations, and future trends.
  • Covers the fundamentals and applications of speech input, processing and recognition techniques enabling voice-based interactions.
  • Offers a detailed review of the emerging vision-based sensing technologies, and user interactions using gestures of hands, body, face, and eye gazes.
  • Discusses multi-modal natural user interface schemes which intuitively combine touch, voice, and vision for life-like interactions.
  • Examines the requirements and technology status towards realizing “true” 3D immersive and interactive displays.
  Addressing Techniques of Liquid Crystal Displays
by Temkar N. Ruckmongathan

Unique reference source that can be used from the beginning to end of a design project to aid choosing an appropriate LCD addressing technique for a given application

This book will be aimed at design engineers who are likely to embed LCD drivers and controllers in many systems including systems on chip. Such designers face the challenge of making the right choice of an addressing technique that will serve them with best performance at minimal cost and complexity. Readers will be able to learn about various methods available for driving matrix LCDs and the comparisons at the end of each chapter will aid readers to make an informed design choice.

The book will address the various driving techniques related to LCDs. Due to the non-linear response of the liquid crystal to external voltages, different driving methods such as passive and active matrix driving can be utilized. The associated theoretical basis of these driving techniques is introduced, and this theoretical analysis is supplemented by information on the implementation of drivers and controllers to link the theory to practice.

  • Written by an experienced research scientist with over 30 years in R&D in this field.
  • Acts as an exhaustive review and comparison of techniques developed for passive-matrix addressing of twisted nematic and super-twisted nematic (STN) LCDs.
  • Discusses the trend towards "High Definition" displays and that a hybrid approach to drive matrix LCDs (combination of active and passive matrix addressing) will be the future of LCD addressing.
  • Contains the author’s recent work on Bit-Slice Addressing that is useful for fast responding LCDs, as well as a chapter on driving ferroelectric LCDs
  • Provides an objective comparison that will enable designers to make an informed choice of an addressing technique for a specific application.
  • Includes examples of the practical applications of addressing techniques.
  • Organised in a way that each chapter can be read independently; with the basic knowledge and historical background gained from the introductory chapters, adequate for understanding the techniques that are presented in the remaining chapters making it a self-contained reference.
  Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Devices, 2nd Edition
by Deng-Ke Yang, Shin-Tson Wu

Revised throughout to cover the latest developments in the fast moving area of display technology, this 2nd edition ofFundamentals of Liquid Crystal Devices, will continue to be a valuable resource for those wishing to understand the operation of liquid crystal displays. Significant updates include new material on display components, 3D LCDs and blue-phase displays which is one of the most promising new technologies within the field of displays and it is expected that this new LC-technology will reduce the response time and the number of optical components of LC-modules. Prof. Yang is a pioneer of blue-phase display technology and Prof. Wu has made significant contributions to the continuing advancement of the technology, and so are both undeniably well placed to offer an overview of this state-of-the-art technology.

Key features:
  • Updated throughout to reflect the latest technical state-of-the-art in LCD research and development, including new chapters and material on topics such as the properties of blue-phase liquid crystal displays and 3D liquid crystal displays;
  • Explains the link between the fundamental scientific principles behind liquid crystal technology and their application to photonic devices and displays, providing a thorough understanding of the physics, optics, electro-optics and material aspects of Liquid Crystal Devices;
  • Revised material reflecting developments in LCD technology, including updates on optical modelling methods, transmissive LCDs and tunable liquid crystal photonic devices;
  • Chapters conclude with detailed homework problems to further cement an understanding of the topic.


Modeling and Optimization of LCD Optical Performance 
by Yakovlev, Chigrinov, and Kwok
Review by Sally Day

Interactive Displays: Natural Human Interface Technologies 
by Achintya Bhowmik (ed.)
Review by Jyrki Kimmel

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