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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 6927–6931

Reflective three-dimensional displays using the cholesteric liquid crystal with an inner patterned retarder

Kwang-Soo Bae, Uiyeong Cha, Yeon-Kyu Moon, Jeong Wook Heo, You-Jin Lee, Jae-Hoon Kim, and Chang-Jae Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 6927-6931 (2012)

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We propose a reflective three-dimensional (3D) display using a cholesteric liquid crystal (ChLC) with an inner patterned retarder producing half-wave retardation. The inner patterned retarder, fabricated by selective ultra-violet exposure to the aligned reactive mesogen, divides the circularly polarized light reflected from the ChLC layer into two orthogonal circular polarizations. These reflected orthogonal polarizations construct stereoscopic 3D images without any optical components such as a polarizer and backlight unit.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2012
Published: March 12, 2012

Kwang-Soo Bae, Uiyeong Cha, Yeon-Kyu Moon, Jeong Wook Heo, You-Jin Lee, Jae-Hoon Kim, and Chang-Jae Yu, "Reflective three-dimensional displays using the cholesteric liquid crystal with an inner patterned retarder," Opt. Express 20, 6927-6931 (2012)

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