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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 1994
  • pp: 4058–4068

Diffraction and scattering at antiglare structures for display devices

A. M. Nuijs and J. J. L. Horikx  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 18, pp. 4058-4068 (1994)

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Antiglare layers for display devices feature a rough surface structure that scatters the incident light and thereby reduces the specular reflectivity of the screen. The same structure will, however, also diffuse part of the light from the phosphor layer, resulting in a degradation of image quality. The microstructure, light-scattering properties, and effects on image contrast and resolution of some relevant antiglare structures are examined. A model based on scalar diffraction theory that relates the various optical properties to the surface microstructure is presented.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 9, 1993
Revised Manuscript: December 8, 1993
Published: June 20, 1994

A. M. Nuijs and J. J. L. Horikx, "Diffraction and scattering at antiglare structures for display devices," Appl. Opt. 33, 4058-4068 (1994)

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