Title

Transflective display using a polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal

Authors

Authors

Y. Li; M. Z. Jiao;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

WIDE-VIEW; Optics

Abstract

A wide view, submillisecond response, and single-cell-gap transflective display using a blue-phase liquid crystal (BPLC) is proposed. To balance the optical phase retardation between transmissive (T) and reflective (R) regions, in-plane protrusion electrodes are formed with different gaps in the two regions. This display exhibits reasonably high optical efficiency and well matched voltage dependent transmittance and reflectance curves. Using biaxial films and broadband wide-view circular polarizers, the viewing angle with 100:1 contrast ratio is obtained over the entire viewing cone in the T region, and 10:1 over 50 degrees in the R region. The potential application is emphasized. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

18

Issue/Number

16

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

16486

Last Page

16491

WOS Identifier

WOS:000281042400022

ISSN

1094-4087

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