Light-guide plates (LGPs) with aperiodic or size-varied microstructures are widely used in edge-lit light-source backlight systems for their high uniformity. In this Letter we designed a LGP with periodic and single-sized microstructures and analyzed the relationship between the holistic arrangement density of the microstructures and the uniformity. By controlling the holistic arrangement density of the microstructures, the uniformity could also be increased.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Optical Design and Fabrication
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2012
Published: August 31, 2012
Jui-Wen Pan and Ya-Wen Hu, "Light-guide plate using periodical and single-sized microstructures to create a uniform backlight system," Opt. Lett. 37, 3726-3728 (2012)