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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 3120–3129

Extraordinarily wide-view circular polarizers for liquid crystal displays

Zhibing Ge, Ruibo Lu, Thomas X. Wu, Shin-Tson Wu, Chao-Lien Lin, Nai-Chin Hsu, Wang-Yang Li, and Chung-Kuang Wei  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 3120-3129 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.003120


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Abstract

A new broadband wide-view circular polarizer is proposed for high transmittance multi-domain vertical-alignment liquid crystal displays (MVA LCDs). This configuration only requires one biaxial plate in the conventional circular polarizer. The optimal film parameters are obtained analytically through spherical trigonometric method on the Poincaré sphere and through computer-aided parameter search method. According to this design, the high transmittance MVA LCD exhibits a contrast ratio CR>200:1 over ~80° viewing cone.

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

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: January 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2008
Published: February 21, 2008

Citation
Zhibing Ge, Ruibo Lu, Thomas X. Wu, Shin-Tson Wu, Chao-Lien Lin, Nai-Chin Hsu, Wang-Yang Li, and Chung-Kuang Wei, "Extraordinarily wide-view circular polarizers for liquid crystal displays," Opt. Express 16, 3120-3129 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-5-3120


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