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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2002
  • pp: 4638–4644

Design of polarizing color filters with double-liquid-crystal cells

Dan-Ding Huang, Xing-Jie Yu, Ho-Chi Huang, and Hoi-Sing Kwok  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 22, pp. 4638-4644 (2002)

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A method of designing polarization rotators with double-liquid-crystal (LC) cells is presented. When placed between a polarizer and an analyzer, the polarization rotator becomes a polarizing color filter. Any required color can be generated by optimization of the parameters of the double-LC layers. One specific example of a green filter is given. This filter is analyzed in terms of the optical performance, including transmission spectrum, color coordinates, and viewing angle. A sample green polarizing color filter was made and compared with the theoretical results.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

Original Manuscript: November 13, 2001
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2002
Published: August 1, 2002

Dan-Ding Huang, Xing-Jie Yu, Ho-Chi Huang, and Hoi-Sing Kwok, "Design of polarizing color filters with double-liquid-crystal cells," Appl. Opt. 41, 4638-4644 (2002)

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