Abstract

The uniaxial-film-compensated wide-view liquid crystal displays,with initially homogeneous alignment and vertical alignment, are analyzed. For each compensation scheme, the analytical solutions with the illustration of Poincaré sphere representation are derived. Based on the analytical solutions, the 100:1 iso-contrast contours at any viewing angle can be easily achieved for most of the compensation schemes.

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A. Lien, "Extended Jones matrix representation for the twisted nematic liquid-crystal display at oblique incidence", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 57, pp. 2767-2769, Dec. 1990.

X. Zhu and S. T. Wu, "Super wide view in-plane switching LCD with positive and negative uniaxial a-films compensation", in SID Dig. Tech.Papers, vol. 34, 2005, pp. 1164-1167.

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J. E. Anderson and P. J. Bos, "Methods and concerns of compensating in-plane switching liquid crystal displays", Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 39, pp. 6388-6392, Nov. 2000.

Q. Hong, T. X. Wu, X. Zhu, R. Lu and S. -T. Wu, "Extraordinarily high-contrast and wide-view liquid-crystal displays", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 86, p. 121107, Mar. 2005.

Y. Saitoh, S. Kimura, K. Kusafuka and H. Shimizu, "Optimum film compensation of viewing angle of contrast in in-plane-switching-mode liquid crystal display", Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 37, pp. 4822-4828, Sep. 1998.

T. Ishinabe, T. Miyashita, T. Uchida and Y. Fujimura, "A wide viewing angle polarizer and a quarter-wave plate with a wide wavelength range for extremely high quality LCDs", in Proc. 21st Int. Display Research Conf. (Asia Display/IDW'01), 2001, pp. 485-488.

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