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Fundamentals of Display Metrology



Edward F. Kelley


Display metrology is discussed as applied to electronic displays and especially flat panel displays (FPDs). Topics include the importance of proper set up, expected measurement uncertainty vs. repeatability, and problems in making accurate light measurements and properly detecting and managing stray light. The role played by measurement diagnostics is considered and encouragement is given to employ such diagnostics routinely. Emphasis is given to reflection measurements and why they are so troublesome. Although primary emphasis is given to direct-view displays and projection displays, preliminary discussions are included concerning the metrology of microdisplays, head mounted displays, and near eye displays. A review of the status of international display standards is also provided.
Proceedings Title
Short Course S-3
Conference Dates
May 19-24, 2002
Conference Location
Boston, MA
Conference Title
2002 Society for Information Display International Symposium and Exhibition


display metrolog, projection display measurements, reflection measurements, stray-light, display measurements


Kelley, E. (2002), Fundamentals of Display Metrology, Short Course S-3, Boston, MA (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created May 19, 2002, Updated February 19, 2017