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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 2 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 102–105

A Transflective Liquid Crystal Display Using an Internal Wire Grid Polarizer

Zhibing Ge, Xinyu Zhu, and Shin-Tson Wu

Journal of Display Technology, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 102-105 (2006)

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To obtain high transmittance and reflectance simultaneously, a single cell gap transflective liquid crystal (LC) display using internal wire grid polarizer (WGP) is proposed. For the reflective mode, the imbedded WGP serves as a polarization-dependent reflector for the ambient light. For the transmissive mode, no achromatic quarter-wave film is needed. This device can be used as a normally black mode (using vertical alignment) and a normally white mode (using twist-nematic alignment), based on the initial LC cell alignment. Detailed electro-optic performance, such as voltage-dependent light efficiency and viewing angle of these two device configurations, is investigated.

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Zhibing Ge, Xinyu Zhu, and Shin-Tson Wu, "A Transflective Liquid Crystal Display Using an Internal Wire Grid Polarizer," J. Display Technol. 2, 102-105 (2006)

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