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Alignment of ferroelectric liquid crystals over CMOS-based microdisplay backplanes
Author(s): Christophe O. Miremont; Georg K.H. Bodammer; David Calton; Ian Underwood
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Paper Abstract

Defect free homogeneous alignment of ferroelectric liquid crystals in the surface stabilized configuration remains challenging to obtain even over the relatively small area of liquid crystal on silicon microdisplays. The limitations of the conventional rubbed polymer alignment technique are discussed and the benefits brought by recent advances in backplane post-processing are demonstrated in realistic conditions. The potential of the linearly photopolymerized photoalignment technique are highlighted in terms of alignment quality, susceptibility to zigzag defects, and electro-optical performances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4207, Digital Cinema and Microdisplays, (28 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411758
Show Author Affiliations
Christophe O. Miremont, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Georg K.H. Bodammer, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
David Calton, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Ian Underwood, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4207:
Digital Cinema and Microdisplays
Christopher B. Chinnock, Editor(s)

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