Title

Eigenmodes of a reflective twisted-nematic liquid-crystal cell

Authors

Authors

X. Y. Zhu; Q. Hong; Y. H. Huang;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Appl. Phys.

Keywords

MODE; Physics, Applied

Abstract

The eigenmodes of a reflective twisted-nematic liquid-crystal (TN LC) cell are analyzed based on the Jones matrix method. Two models are developed to describe the LC system in the low- and high-voltage regimes. The simulated transmission spectra of LC Fabry-Perot etalons are used to investigate the eigenmodes. In a general reflective TN LC cell, the eigenmodes are two orthogonal linear polarization states. Under some specific conditions, these two linear polarization states will approach the bisector or orthogonal to the bisector of the TN LC cell. This bisector effect is useful for reducing the operating voltage and enhancing the contrast ratio of LC display devices and for eliminating the mode coupling of the tunable Fabry-Perot etalons. (C) 2003 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

94

Issue/Number

5

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

2868

Last Page

2873

WOS Identifier

WOS:000184844200011

ISSN

0021-8979

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