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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 10 — May. 19, 2003
  • pp: 1197–1202

Optical modes for direct-view single-polarizer reflective BTN-LCD

Jesper Osterman and Kent Skarp  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 10, pp. 1197-1202 (2003)

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Optical modes for the surface-controlled direct-view single-polarizer reflective BTN (bistable twisted nematic) LCD (liquid-crystal display) are derived with the Jones matrix method. The modes show excellent brightness and high contrast ratio. By use of a quarter-wave retardation film in the optical configuration, the contrast can be increased.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 26, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2003
Published: May 19, 2003

Jesper Osterman and Kent Skarp, "Optical modes for direct-view single-polarizer reflective BTN-LCD," Opt. Express 11, 1197-1202 (2003)

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