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Multiwave interference phenomena for display applications
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Paper Abstract

The potential of multiwave interference phenomena for display applications is discussed. It is aimed at the realization of polarizer and color-filter-free flat-panel displays on the basis of liquid crystal display technologies. It is shown that the system of even thick optical resonators can be tuned so that large-scale selectivity (superspectrum) over the visible spectrum is achieved. Parameters of superspectra can be controlled electrically with the aid of intracavity electro-optical materials. Polarization effects of multiwave interterence phenomena in cholesteric liquid crystals allow for new display principles-through effective redistribution of polarization states over the frequency spectrum. It is emphasized that this distribution is an important characteristic of wide-spectrum sources determining the state of radiation along with coherence matrix and correlation function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(7) doi: 10.1117/12.169711
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Nelson V. Tabiryan, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Theo T. Tschudi, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)

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