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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Advanced Level

Advanced Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study, around 2 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Liquid crystal displays

The course will cover the basics of electronic display devices, including liquid crystals, electroluminescent, plasma, organic light emitting diodes, and electrowetting based displays. At the end of this course learners will be able to select a display technology and perform basic design of the display and have a thorough grasp of basic principles that drive display operation...
Reading
10 videos (Total 66 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Intro to Liquid Crystal Displays1m
Introduction to Displays9m
Liquid Crystal Displays, Part I9m
Liquid Crystal Displays, Part II4m
Twisted Nematic Cell, Part I9m
Twisted Nematic Cell, Part II5m
Active Matrix Addressing7m
Super Twisted Nematic Cells, Part I6m
Super Twisted Nematic Cells, Part II12m
Reading3 readings
References5m
Reference Values and Equations10m
Access Matlab Online10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Liquid Crystal Displays Practices
Liquid Crystal Displayss
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Electroluminescent Displays

In this module, we will talk about electroluminescent displays. Electroluminescence is the non-thermal generation of light caused by an applied electric field to a material. Displays using this technology have many advantages including fast response, wide viewing angles, high resolution, wide operating temperatures, light weight, and good display qualities. You will learn about fundamentals of this important class of displays and challenges. It's a very exciting topic!...
Reading
2 videos (Total 19 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Electroluminescent Displays18m
Reading2 readings
References5m
Reference Values and Equations10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Electroluminescent Displays Practice30m
Electroluminescent Displayss
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

E-ink, Electrowetting, & Plasma Displays

In this module, you will learn about promising display technologies that include e-ink, electrowetting and plasma displays. While the technology is different than the liquid crystal displays, these techniques have their own advantages in terms of contrast, scaling to large areas and ultralow power consumption. I hope you have as great experience learning about these techniques as I have had in preparing the course material....
Reading
7 videos (Total 27 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Plasma Display Panels4m
AC Plasma Display Panel2m
Discharge Gas4m
Plasma Display Panel Phosphors4m
Quantum Cutters2m
Electrowetting and E-Ink Displays6m
Reading2 readings
References5m
Reference Values and Equations10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
E-Ink, Electrowetting, and Plasma Displays Practice45m
E-Ink, Electrowetting, and Plasma Displays45m

Instructor

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Juliet Gopinath

Associate Professor
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

About the Active Optical Devices Specialization

This Active Optical Devices specialization is designed to help you gain complete understanding of active optical devices by clearly defining and interconnecting the fundamental physical mechanisms, device design principles, and device performance. You will study and gain active experience with light emitting semiconductor devices like light emitting diodes and lasers, nanophotonics, optical detectors, and displays. Specialization Learning Outcomes: *Analyze and design semiconductor light sources, and surrounding optical systems *Analyze and design detection systems for LIDAR, microscopy and cameras *Analyze and design systems for optical device systems that can adapt to the environment at hand. *Use lasers and optical electronics in electronic systems through an understanding of the interaction of light and atoms, laser rate equations and noise in photo-detection....
Active Optical Devices

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