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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 26 — Dec. 26, 2005
  • pp: 10777–10783

Wide-view circular polarizer consisting of a linear polarizer and two biaxial films

Qi Hong, Thomas X. Wu, Ruibo Lu, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 26, pp. 10777-10783 (2005)

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A simple wide-view circular polarizer comprising of a linear polarizer and two biaxial films is proposed. Over the ±85° viewing cone, the produced polarization is almost circular and the light leakage from the crossed circular polarizers is calculated to be less than 8.23×10-5, provided that the air-interface surface reflections are ignored. The design tolerance within ±5% of the optimal parameters is analyzed.

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

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Qi Hong, Thomas X. Wu, Ruibo Lu, and Shin-Tson Wu, "Wide-view circular polarizer consisting of a linear polarizer and two biaxial films," Opt. Express 13, 10777-10783 (2005)

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