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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 520–525

Optical Simulation of Axially Symmetrical Vertically Aligned Liquid Crystal Displays With Circularly Symmetric Iso-Contrast

Cheng-Kai Liu, Chi-Lun Ting, Ming-Shian Li, Andy Ying-Guey Fuh, and Ko-Ting Cheng

Journal of Display Technology, Vol. 7, Issue 9, pp. 520-525 (2011)

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This investigation reports the optical simulation of axially symmetric vertically aligned liquid crystal displays (ASVA LCDs). The circularly symmetric iso-light leakage and iso-transmittance contours of one subpixel result in the circularly symmetric iso-contrast contours. The contrast ratio of the area close to x- and y-axes at a polar angle of around 30° exceeds 10. The LCs near some azimuthal angles are not perfectly aligned in circularly symmetric manner because of the square subpixel. Such a reason causes major reduction of the light utilization efficiency. Additionally, the circularly symmetric iso-contrast has potential for fabricating private mobile products.

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Cheng-Kai Liu, Chi-Lun Ting, Ming-Shian Li, Andy Ying-Guey Fuh, and Ko-Ting Cheng, "Optical Simulation of Axially Symmetrical Vertically Aligned Liquid Crystal Displays With Circularly Symmetric Iso-Contrast," J. Display Technol. 7, 520-525 (2011)

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