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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 16486–16491

Transflective display using a polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal

Yan Li, Meizi Jiao, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 16486-16491 (2010)

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A wide view, submillisecond response, and single-cell-gap transflective display using a blue-phase liquid crystal (BPLC) is proposed. To balance the optical phase retardation between transmissive (T) and reflective (R) regions, in-plane protrusion electrodes are formed with different gaps in the two regions. This display exhibits reasonably high optical efficiency and well matched voltage dependent transmittance and reflectance curves. Using biaxial films and broadband wide-view circular polarizers, the viewing angle with 100:1 contrast ratio is obtained over the entire viewing cone in the T region, and 10:1 over 50° in the R region. The potential application is emphasized.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2010
Published: July 21, 2010

Yan Li, Meizi Jiao, and Shin-Tson Wu, "Transflective display using a polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal," Opt. Express 18, 16486-16491 (2010)

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