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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 398–401

Transflective Blue-Phase Liquid Crystal Display Using an Etched In-Plane Switching Structure

Jian-Peng Cui, Feng Zhou, Qiong-Hua Wang, Di Wu, and Da-Hai Li

Journal of Display Technology, Vol. 7, Issue 7, pp. 398-401 (2011)

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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 (T)- and reflective (R)-regions, IPS electrodes are formed with the same dimensions in both T- and R-regions, and the substrate between the electrodes is etched for generating double-penetrating fringe fields only in the T-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)

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