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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 27079–27094

Designs of broadband and wide-view patterned polarizers for stereoscopic 3D displays

Chao-Te Lee, Hoang-Yan Lin, and Chao-Hsu Tsai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 27079-27094 (2010)

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This work presents a new methodology to design patterned circular polarizers consisting of in-cell polarizers, in-cell retarders and biaxial films to achieve very wide viewing freedom for stereoscopic 3D color LCDs. The biaxial films with least materials and simple fabrication concepts are employed for off-axis compensation of the in-cell retarders. In the best result, the crosstalk ratio is less than 0.035 or 0.0082 respectively for over ± 60° or ± 40° viewing cone of the 3D display. As to the normal view of the proposed structure with glasses or LCD rotation, the crosstalk ratio is less than 0.11%, with 93.5% improvement as compared with the ± λ/4 patterned polarizer. The dispersion properties of materials have been considered in all simulations to mimic real situations.

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

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2010
Published: December 8, 2010

Chao-Te Lee, Hoang-Yan Lin, and Chao-Hsu Tsai, "Designs of broadband and wide-view patterned polarizers for stereoscopic 3D displays," Opt. Express 18, 27079-27094 (2010)

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