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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 260–265

Transflective Dual Operating Mode Liquid Crystal Display with Wideband Configuration

Joong-Ha Lee, Tae-Hyung Kim, Tae-Hoon Yoon, Jae-Chang Kim, Chul-Gyu Jhun, and Soon-Bum Kwon  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 260-265 (2010)


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Abstract

This paper proposes a transflective configuration of the dual operating mode liquid crystal display, which has transmissive dynamic and reflective memory parts in its pixel. By employing a wideband structure and optimizing the cell-gap of the liquid crystal layer, the reflective memory part shows a very low reflectance in the dark state, good dispersion properties for the entire visible range, as well as high reflectance in the bright state. The transmissive dynamic part is designed to have the same cell-gap and rubbing direction as those of the reflective part. The driving voltage of the dynamic part and transmittance of the bright state can also be controlled by using compensation film with a positive a-plate, which can compensate the reflective part. Experimental results in the memory part operation demonstrate that the contrast ratio is over 50:1 and the reflectance in the dark state is reduced to 56% on average of that of the conventional dual mode configuration for the entire visible range. The contrast ratio of the dynamic part is 300:1.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals

History
Original Manuscript: April 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2010
Published: September 25, 2010

Citation
Joong-Ha Lee, Tae-Hyung Kim, Tae-Hoon Yoon, Jae-Chang Kim, Chul-Gyu Jhun, and Soon-Bum Kwon, "Transflective Dual Operating Mode Liquid Crystal Display with Wideband Configuration," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 14, 260-265 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josk/abstract.cfm?URI=josk-14-3-260


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