Patent Number: 6,528,958

Title: Display device and cathode ray tube

Abstract: The invention relates to a display device comprising a cathode ray tube including an electron source and an electron beam guidance cavity having an entrance aperture and an exit aperture for concentrating electrons emitted from the cathode in an electron beam. Furthermore, the cathode ray tube comprises a first electrode which is connectable to a first power supply for applying, in operation, an electric field with a first field strength E1 between the cathode and the exit aperture. .delta.1 and E1 have values, which allow electron transport through the electron beam guidance cavity. Furthermore, a modulating means positioned between the cathode and the exit aperture is present for modulating a beam current to the display screen. According to the invention, the display device is provided with switching means for preventing the electron beam from passing through the exit aperture in a blanking period and for passing the electron beam through the exit aperture in a display period.

Inventors: Hulshof; Jozef Johannes Maria (Eindhoven, NL), Gehring; Frederik Christiaan (Eindhoven, NL)

Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.

International Classification: H01J 29/48 (20060101); H01J 029/52 ()

Expiration Date: 03/04/2020