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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 8491–8505

Influence of the incident angle in the performance of Liquid Crystal on Silicon displays

A. Lizana, N. Martin, M. Estapé, E. Fernández, I. Moreno, A. Márquez, C. Iemmi, J. Campos, and M. J. Yzuel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 8491-8505 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.008491


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Abstract

In this paper we experimentally analyze the performance of a twisted nematic liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) display as a function of the angle of incidence of the incoming beam. These are reflective displays that can be configured to produce amplitude or phase modulation by properly aligning external polarization elements. But we demonstrate that the incident angle plays an important role in the selection of the polarization configuration. We performed a Mueller matrix polarimetric analysis of the display that demonstrates that the recently reported depolarization effect observed in this type of displays is also dependant on the incident angle.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2009
Published: May 5, 2009

Citation
A. Lizana, N. Martín, M. Estapé, E. Fernández, I. Moreno, A. Márquez, C. Iemmi, J. Campos, and M. J. Yzuel, "Influence of the incident angle in the performance of Liquid Crystal on Silicon displays," Opt. Express 17, 8491-8505 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-10-8491


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