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LCD with 7-um light management path
Author(s): Carl C. Cobb; Corrado Gerbaz; Pavel I. Lazarev; Michael Paukshto; L. Silverstein
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Paper Abstract

New LCD cell structure includes plastic or glass substrates with ITO layers, Thin Crystal Film (TCF) polarizers coated on the ITO and a polyamide alignment layer on the top of the TCF. The TCF polarizer is molecularly oriented nano-film with the thickness in the range 60-600nm made by crystallization from lyotropic liquid crystals. First samples produced by Tecdis have demonstrated acceptable optical performance with superior viewing cone characteristics and thickness determined by the thickness of the plastic or glass walls plus 7 microns optical management path. Birefringence of the cell wall material is now not relevant to functionality of the display. It allows manufacturing plastic LCD's with robust environmental characteristics by using high temperature stable and birefringent inexpensive plastic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4658, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications VIII, (14 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.467447
Show Author Affiliations
Carl C. Cobb, Optiva, Inc. (United States)
Corrado Gerbaz, Optiva, Inc. (Italy)
Pavel I. Lazarev, Optiva, Inc. (United States)
Michael Paukshto, Optiva, Inc. (United States)
L. Silverstein, Optiva, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4658:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications VIII
Liang-Chy Chien, Editor(s)

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