Title

Designs of wide-view and broadband circular polarizers

Authors

Authors

Q. Hong; T. X. Wu; X. Y. Zhu; R. B. Lu;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY; COMPENSATION; CONTRAST; ANGLE; Optics

Abstract

A novel methodology for designing wide view circular polarizers is proposed. Both single wavelength and broadband wide-view circular polarizers are discussed. Over the +/- 85 degrees viewing cone, the light leakage from the crossed circular polarizers is less than 2.87 x 10(-4) using the proposed single wavelength circular polarizers (lambda=550 nm) and less than 1.7 x 10(-3) using the proposed broadband circular polarizer (lambda=450 similar to 650 nm). An example of using the designed broadband, wide-view circular polarizers for enhancing the optical efficiency of a direct-view liquid crystal display is elucidated. (c) 2005 Optical Society of America.

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

13

Issue/Number

20

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

8318

Last Page

8331

WOS Identifier

WOS:000232544800063

ISSN

1094-4087

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