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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5426–5432

Continuous viewing angle-tunable liquid crystal display using temperature-dependent birefringence layer

Jin Seog Gwag, In-Young Han, Chang-Jae Yu, Hyun Chul Choi, and Jae-Hoon Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5426-5432 (2009)

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We demonstrated a continuous viewing angle controllable liquid crystal display (LCD) adopting a thermally variable retardation layer (TVRL) using nematic liquid crystal with transparent electric-heating lines to control temperature. The simulated and experimental results of the proposed LCD show continuous and symmetric viewing angle characteristics by tuning the retardation of TVRL using Joule heating.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: December 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2009
Published: March 20, 2009

Jin Seog Gwag, In-Young Han, Chang-Jae Yu, Hyun Chul Choi, and Jae-Hoon Kim, "Continuous viewing angle-tunable liquid crystal display using temperature-dependent birefringence layer," Opt. Express 17, 5426-5432 (2009)

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