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Author Compton, Kenneth, author.

Title Image performance in CRT displays / Kenneth Compton
Published Bellingham, Washington : SPIE Press, 2003


Description 1 online resource (ix, 118 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Tutorial texts in optical engineering ; v. TT 54
Tutorial texts in optical engineering ; TT54.
Contents Introduction -- Chapter 1. CRT glass: 1.1. Color glass; 1.2. Monochrome glass; 1.3. Glass as an insulator; 1.4. Usable area; 1.5. Contrast enhancement; 1.6. X-ray compliance; References -- Chapter 2. CRT architectures: 2.1. Color CRT mask; 2.2. Monochrome CRT; 2.3. CRT mechanicals and safety system -- Chapter 3. Electron optics: 3.1. Basic structures; 3.2. Lower gun structure (Triode); 3.3. Upper gun structure (Lens); 3.4. Cathode selection; 3.5. Focus considerations; References -- Chapter 4. Phosphors: 4.1. Phosphor efficacy; 4.2. Phosphor aging; 4.3. Phosphor spatial noise; 4.4. Phosphor screen weight; References -- Chapter 5. Generating the pixel: 5.1. The Gaussian pixel; 5.2. Raster addressability ratio (RAR); 5.3. Control of the pixel; 5.4. Dynamic response as a system; References -- Chapter 6. Luminance uniformity: 6.1. Sweep circuit contributions; 6.2. Beam landing angle; 6.3. Focus and current density; 6.4. High-voltage stability; 6.5. Compensating for nonuniformity; 6.6. Considerations on performance; References -- Chapter 7. Test patterns and how to read them: 7.1. The SMPTE test pattern; 7.2. Briggs test pattern 4; 7.3. AAPM quality control test patterns; 7.4. Additional test patterns; References -- Chapter 8. Video cards and image quality: 8.1. Video card basics; 8.2. Eight-bit versus ten-bit internal; 8.3. Pixel formats supported; 8.4. Connections; 8.5. Calibration of display and card; References
Chapter 9. Window and level: 9.1. Brightness and contrast review; 9.2. Window width and window level; References -- Chapter 10. Overview of CRT raster display: 10.1. Sync signals; 10.2. Video signal distortions; 10.3. High-voltage source; 10.4. Interlaced and sequential scan; 10.5. Geometric distortions; 10.6. Digital versus analog control -- Chapter 11. Image quality control and maintaining performance: 11.1. Bundled quality control solutions; 11.2. IMAGE Smiths VeriLUM; 11.3. DOME imaging TQA -- Appendix -- Index
Summary This tutorial fully explains cathode ray tube (CRT) based displays in a single, easy-to-understand narrative. Detailed explanations and insights into performance properties and safety limits of the various glass melts follow a discussion of the fundamentals. In addition, other topics covered include the architectural differences between color and monochrome, the cathode (electron beam source) as a failure mode for all CRTs, types of cathodes available and their life expectancy. Phosphors, the metrics involved in defining a pixel and how distortions can influence the net results, defining CRT compliance with the DICOM Grayscale Standard Display Function (GSDF), test patterns and how they provide information about display performance, and video cards round out this informative work
Notes "SPIE Digital Library."--Website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cathode ray tubes -- Quality control
Video display terminals -- Materials
Tubes à rayons cathodiques -- Qualité -- Contrôle.
Terminaux à écran de visualisation -- Matériaux.
Form Electronic book
Author Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, publisher
LC no. 2001049883
ISBN 9781510608047