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Optical Engineering

Viewing angle controllable liquid crystal display under optical compensation
Author(s): Soo In Jo; Seul Gee Lee; You-Jin Lee; Jae-Hoon Kim; Chang-Jae Yu
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Paper Abstract

We investigated a viewing angle control of a liquid crystal display (LCD) under optical compensation for the enhancement of viewing angle characteristics in a wide viewing angle mode. The viewing angle controllable (VAC) LCD was operated in the configuration of three terminal electrodes consisting of a fringe-field-switching electrode at a bottom substrate and a common electrode at a top substrate. Using Poincaré sphere analysis, the optical compensation for the VAC LCD was designed so that the viewing angle characteristics were much improved in the wide viewing mode while they were degraded in the narrow viewing mode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(9) 094003 doi: 10.1117/1.3622761
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Soo In Jo, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Seul Gee Lee, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
You-Jin Lee, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jae-Hoon Kim, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Chang-Jae Yu, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


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