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Analysis of the Multireflection Effects in Compensated Liquid Crystal Devices
Journal of Applied Physics
  • Yong-Kyu Jang, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Philip J. Bos, Kent State University - Kent Campus
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The effect of multiple internal reflections on the extinction ratio of perfectly compensated liquid crystal devices is studied. We find the previously unexplained wavelength dependence of light leakage in an ideally compensated device is caused by the interference of the internally reflected ordinary and extraordinary waves. While these effects have not been previously made clear, they can place a limit on the performance of liquid crystal devices used as displays, optical switches, and optical attenuators.

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Yong-Kyu Jang and Philip J. Bos. "Analysis of the Multireflection Effects in Compensated Liquid Crystal Devices" Journal of Applied Physics Vol. 101 Iss. 3 (2007)
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