Image noise in high resolution rear projection screens

Brent Larson, Matt Dubin, Aleksandra Kolosowsky, Tim Flegal

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The quality, brightness and contrast of the image formed by a rear projection microdisplay system are strongly affected by the choice of the projection screen. Careful screen selection is necessary to achieve optimal performance for a given application. Critical image quality data such as resolution, image noise, diffuse reflectance, and gain have been measured for a representative group of commercially available screen. The correlation between screen efficiency and image noise is discussed, with particular relevance for close-viewing rear projection display applications. The nature of the image noise is probed and is found to vary with the screen type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-211
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002


  • Display
  • Image noise
  • Projection
  • Resolution
  • Screen
  • Speckle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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