Eigenmodes of a reflective twisted-nematic liquid-crystal cell
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Appl. Phys.
MODE; Physics, Applied
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 of Applied Physics
"Eigenmodes of a reflective twisted-nematic liquid-crystal cell" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4157.