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Universal Off-Axis Light Transmission Properties of the Bright State in Perfectly Compensated Liquid Crystal Devices
Journal of Applied Physics
  • Yong-Kyu Jang, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Philip J. Bos, Kent State University - Kent Campus
Publication Date
7-2-2007
Document Type
Article
DOI
10.1063/1.2751113
Keywords
  • pi-cell,
  • displays,
  • birefringence
Disciplines
Abstract
We studied the off-axis light transmission characteristics of the bright state of common liquid crystal device modes. The dark state of these device modes is optically compensated to have minimum light transmittance at all angles. Our research shows there is an unexpected universal shape of the off-axis light transmission value in its bright state, regardless of what liquid crystal mode is used. To understand this surprising fact, we consider simple dark and bright state models in terms of phase retardation and transmittance.
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Copyright 2007 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in . Appl. Phys. 102, 013101 (2007) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2751113

Citation Information
Yong-Kyu Jang and Philip J. Bos. "Universal Off-Axis Light Transmission Properties of the Bright State in Perfectly Compensated Liquid Crystal Devices" Journal of Applied Physics Vol. 102 Iss. 1 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/philip_bos/60/