A transflective polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal display (BP-LCD) using an etched in-plane switching (IPS) structure is proposed. To balance the optical phase retardation between the transmissive <i>(T)</i>- and reflective <i>(R)</i>-regions, IPS electrodes are formed with the same dimensions in both <i>T</i>- and <i>R</i>-regions, and the substrate between the electrodes is etched for generating double-penetrating fringe fields only in the <i>T</i>-region. This display exhibits a reasonably wide viewing angle and well-matched voltage dependent transmittance and reflectance curves.
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Jian-Peng Cui, Feng Zhou, Qiong-Hua Wang, Di Wu, and Da-Hai Li, "Transflective Blue-Phase Liquid Crystal Display Using an Etched In-Plane Switching Structure," J. Display Technol. 7, 398-401 (2011)