A broadband wide-incident-angle reflective polarization converter
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J. Soc. Inf. Disp.
Polarization converter; liquid-crystal film; liquid-crystal display; light efficiency; LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAYS; OPTICS; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Materials Science, ; Multidisciplinary; Optics; Physics, Applied
A high-performance reflective polarization converter which could be used in a backlight recycling system for liquid-crystal-display (LCD) devices is proposed. The device consists of a twisted-nematic (TN) liquid-crystal film, a uniaxial A-plate, and a reflector. The configuration parameters, such as thickness and orientation of the films, are optimized using a genetic algorithm. As a result, the design can convert light from TM to TE polarization (or TE to TM) at a maximum 99.7%, minimum 91.3%, and average 96.7% conversion efficiency for the entire visible spectrum and incident angle from 0 to 60 degrees. Such a broadband reflective polarization converter is particularly useful for enhancing the light efficiency and reducing the power consumption of LCDs.
Journal of the Society for Information Display
"A broadband wide-incident-angle reflective polarization converter" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1795.