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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 1700–1705

Ultra-wide-view patterned polarizer type stereoscopic LCDs using patterned alignment

Chao-Te Lee and Hoang Yan Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 1700-1705 (2012)

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The proposed patterned polarizer rather than the conventional ±λ/4 polarizer can further reduce the crosstalk through its corresponding glass for stereoscopic LCDs and can be fabricated by using the same patterned alignment technique. The patterned polarizer comprises a linear polarizer, a patterned retarder and a biaxial film. The maximum crosstalk ratio of the optimal design is reduced from 0.1 (for the conventional circular polarizer using ±λ/4 retarder and positive C film) to 0.016 (for the proposed structure) at ±60° viewing cone for the light obliquely passing through both the glasses and the LCD at the same angle. As to the light normally passing through both the LCD and glasses, the maximum crosstalk ratio can be reduced from 0.0167 to 0.0126 with rotated glasses.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: November 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2011
Published: January 11, 2012

Chao-Te Lee and Hoang Yan Lin, "Ultra-wide-view patterned polarizer type stereoscopic LCDs using patterned alignment," Opt. Express 20, 1700-1705 (2012)

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