We present a polarization-switching device with dual-frequency liquid crystal material for a stereoscopic three- dimensional (3D) display. This device shows good properties, such as low 3D cross talk and high brightness, due to a fast dynamic response time. Without optical compensation, however, this device has an asymmetric contrast ratio on the left- and right-hand sides of 3D glasses, because the viewing principles on both sides are different from each other. To solve this problem, we design an optical structure with two half-wave plate films using the Jones matrix method. As the results of simulation and experiment show, excellent dark states and high brightness are realized over the entire range of visible wavelengths on both sides.
© 2010 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2010
Published: June 24, 2010
Hun Ki Shin, Joong Ha Lee, Hye-Jung Jin, Tae-Hoon Yoon, and Jae Chang Kim, "Stereoscopic three-dimensional display based on polarization-switching device with low cross talk and high contrast ratio," Opt. Lett. 35, 2227-2229 (2010)