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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 129–134

Polarizer-free liquid crystal display with electrically switchable microlens array

You-Jin Lee, Ji-Ho Baek, Youngsik Kim, Jeong Uk Heo, Yeon-Kyu Moon, Jin Seog Gwag, Chang-Jae Yu, and Jae-Hoon Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 129-134 (2013)

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We propose a polarizer-free liquid crystal display (LCD) with an electrically switchable microlens array. The incident lights are controlled to focused or defocused states by index matching of the lens polymer and LC layer. By adopting two light-blocking masks that have a circular stop pattern and the complementary open pattern, the LCD was able to realize the entire gray scale. Additionally, to achieve fast response time characteristics, we introduce polymerized RMs within the alignment layers.

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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: November 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2012
Published: January 2, 2013

You-Jin Lee, Ji-Ho Baek, Youngsik Kim, Jeong Uk Heo, Yeon-Kyu Moon, Jin Seog Gwag, Chang-Jae Yu, and Jae-Hoon Kim, "Polarizer-free liquid crystal display with electrically switchable microlens array," Opt. Express 21, 129-134 (2013)

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