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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Apr. 30, 2007
  • pp: 5405–5415

Electrode structure for color shift reduction in fringe-field switching mode

Gak Seok Lee, Jae Chang Kim, and Tae-Hoon Yoon  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 5405-5415 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.005405


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Abstract

We propose a new electrode structure for the fringe-field switching mode, which not only has a smaller color shift but also transmits more light than the chevron-type structure. While the chevron-type electrode structure mainly uses the different directions of the electric field, the proposed structure makes use of position-dependent strengths as well as different directions of the electric field. Position-dependent electric field strengths bring about rotation of LCs different from position to position in a pixel, which further reduce the color shift by using the multi-domain effect.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: February 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2007
Published: April 18, 2007

Citation
Gak Seok Lee, Jae Chang Kim, and Tae-Hoon Yoon, "Electrode structure for color shift reduction in fringe-field switching mode," Opt. Express 15, 5405-5415 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-9-5405


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