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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2714–2724

High-resistance liquid-crystal lens array for rotatable 2D/3D autostereoscopic display

Yu-Cheng Chang, Tai-Hsiang Jen, Chih-Hung Ting, and Yi-Pai Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2714-2724 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.002714


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Abstract

A 2D/3D switchable and rotatable autostereoscopic display using a high-resistance liquid-crystal (Hi-R LC) lens array is investigated in this paper. Using high-resistance layers in an LC cell, a gradient electric-field distribution can be formed, which can provide a better lens-like shape of the refractive-index distribution. The advantages of the Hi-R LC lens array are its 2D/3D switchability, rotatability (in the horizontal and vertical directions), low driving voltage (~2 volts) and fast response (~0.6 second). In addition, the Hi-R LC lens array requires only a very simple fabrication process.

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: November 27, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2014
Published: January 30, 2014

Citation
Yu-Cheng Chang, Tai-Hsiang Jen, Chih-Hung Ting, and Yi-Pai Huang, "High-resistance liquid-crystal lens array for rotatable 2D/3D autostereoscopic display," Opt. Express 22, 2714-2724 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-2714


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