Publication Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Publication Date

7-2-2007

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1063/1.2751113

Keywords

pi-cell, displays, birefringence

Disciplines

Physics

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


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