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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 1 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 15–21

Transflective In-Plane Switching Liquid Crystal Display

Ruibo Lu, Zhibing Ge, Qi Hong, and Shin-Tson Wu

Journal of Display Technology, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 15-21 (2007)

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A single cell gap, single gamma curve, and low operating voltage transflective liquid crystal display (LCD) using an in-plane switching (IPS) cell is proposed. In the IPS cell, the pixilated transparent indium tin oxide electrodes are on the top substrate and the reflectors are on the bottom substrate. The electro-optic properties of the transflective IPS LCD are calculated using three-dimensional simulation software. By optimizing the reflector width, the voltage-dependent transmittance and reflectance curves can be matched.

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Ruibo Lu, Zhibing Ge, Qi Hong, and Shin-Tson Wu, "Transflective In-Plane Switching Liquid Crystal Display," J. Display Technol. 3, 15-21 (2007)

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