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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15404–15414

Bright color reflective displays with interlayer reflectors

Stephen Kitson, Adrian Geisow, John Rudin, and Tim Taphouse  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15404-15414 (2011)

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A good solution to the reflective display of color has been a major challenge for the display industry, with very limited color gamuts demonstrated to date. Conventional side-by-side red, green and blue color filters waste two-thirds of incident light. The alternative of stacking cyan, magenta and yellow layers is also challenging – a 10% loss per layer compounds to nearly 50% overall. Here we demonstrate an architecture that interleaves absorbing-to-clear shutters with matched wavelength selective reflectors. This increases color gamut by reducing losses and more cleanly separating the color channels, and gives much wider choice of electro-optic colorants.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: April 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2011
Published: July 27, 2011

Stephen Kitson, Adrian Geisow, John Rudin, and Tim Taphouse, "Bright color reflective displays with interlayer reflectors," Opt. Express 19, 15404-15414 (2011)

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