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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2004
  • pp: 3656–3663

Applications of multidirectional asymmetrical microlens-array light-control films on reflective liquid-crystal displays for image quality enhancement

Yi-Pai Huang, Han-Ping David Shieh, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 18, pp. 3656-3663 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.003656


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Abstract

The multidirectional asymmetrical microlens-array light-control film (MAMA-LCF) is developed for enhancing the image brightness and contrast ratio of various reflective liquid-crystal displays. By use of index-matching material, the interface reflection is greatly reduced. Through optimized designs, the surface-scattering effect is also suppressed; thus the contrast ratio is much enhanced. From experimental results, the MAMA-LCF leads to a ∼1.5× gain in brightness over the MgO standard white and a 15:1 contrast ratio for the reflective color super-twist nematic liquid-crystal display, 2.8× MgO and a 23:1 contrast ratio for the polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal, and 2.8× MgO and a 13:1 contrast ratio for the cholesteric liquid-crystal display. Potential applications of this low-cost plastic thin film for reflective liquid-crystal displays are foreseeable.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2004
Published: June 20, 2004

Citation
Yi-Pai Huang, Han-Ping David Shieh, and Shin-Tson Wu, "Applications of multidirectional asymmetrical microlens-array light-control films on reflective liquid-crystal displays for image quality enhancement," Appl. Opt. 43, 3656-3663 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-18-3656

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