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Handbook of Optical Design, 3rd Edition by Zacarías Malacara-Hernández, Daniel Malacara-Hernández

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17

Projection Systems

17.1  IMAGE PROJECTORS

There are many types of image projectors, for many applications and with different configurations. All the slide or movie projectors work with the same basic optical principles. However, the classic slide projectors and the home movie projectors have now lost much of their popularity owing to the new computer and home theater liquid crystal display (LCD) projectors. A description of most of the main types of projectors can be found in some books (Gross 2007; Ray 2002).

An optical arrangement for a classic slide or movie projector is illustrated in Figure 17.1. A lens called the condenser is placed after the lamp in order to form an image of the filament on the entrance pupil of the projection lens. ...

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