Abstract

A 2D/3D switchable autostereoscopic display based on a polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal (PSBPLC) lens is proposed. The operating principle of the PSBPLC lens is analyzed. We have designed a 2-view 2D/3D switchable autostereoscopic display equipped with a PSBPLC lens on a liquid crystal display panel. The 2D/3D switching lens is polarization-independent and performs fast switching because of the employment of the PSBPLC. Experiment results show that the proposed 2D/3D switchable autostereoscopic display achieves good 2D and 3D performance.

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2011 (5)

J. C. Liou, F. H. Chen, "Design and fabrication of optical system for time-muiltiplex autostereocopic display," Opt. Express 19, 11007 (2011).

J. Yan, L. Rao, M. Jiao, Y. Li, H. C. Cheng, S. T. Wu, "Polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystals for next-generation display and photonics applications," J. Mater. Chem. 21, 7870-7877 (2011).

Y. Li, S. T. Wu, "Polarization independent adaptive microlens with a blue-phase liquid crystal," Opt. Express 19, 8045-8050 (2011).

J. Y. Luo, Q. H. Wang, W. X. Zhao, D. H. Li, "Autostereoscopic three-dimensional display based on two parallax barriers," Appl. Opt. 50, 2911-2915 (2011).

J. Hong, Y. Kim, H. J. Choi, J. Hahn, J. H. Park, H. Kim, S. W. Min, N. Chen, B. Lee, "Three-dimensional display technologies of recent interest: Principles, status, and issuses [Invited]," Appl. Opt. 50, H87-H115 (2011).

2010 (5)

K. M. Chen, S. Gauza, H. Xianyu, S. T. Wu, "Submillisecond gray-level response time of a polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal," J. Display Technol. 6, 49-51 (2010).

W. X. Zhao, Q. H. Wang, A. H. Wang, D. H. Li, Opt. Lett. 35, 4127-4129 (2010).

J. Yan, H. C. Cheng, S. Cauza, Y. Li, M. Jiao, L. Rao, S. T. Wu, "Extended Kerr effect of polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 071105-1-071105-3 (2010).

Y. H. Lin, H. S. Chen, H. C. Lin, Y. S. Tsou, H. K. Hsu, W. Y. Li, "Polarizer-free and fast response microlens arrays using polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 11305-1-11305-3 (2010).

B. Lee, J. H. Park, "Overview of 3D/2D switchable liquid crystal display technologies," Proc. SPIE 7618, 761806-1-761806-10 (2010).

2009 (3)

Z. Ge, S. Gauza, M. Jiao, H. Xianyu, S. T. Wu, "Electro-optics of polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal displays," Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 101104-1-101104-3 (2009).

L. Zhou, Y. H. Tao, Q. H. Wang, D. H. Li, W. X. Zhao, T. T. Jiao, "Design of lenticular lens in autostereocopic display," ChineseActa Photon. Sin. 38, 30-33 (2009).

Y. H. Tao, Q. H. Wang, J. Gu, W. X. Zhao, D. H. Li, "Autostereoscopic three-dimensional projector based on two parallax barriers," Opt. Lett. 34, 3220-3222 (2009).

2007 (2)

H. Ren, D. W. Fox, B. Wu, S. T. Wu, "Liquid crystal lens with large focal length tunability and low operating voltage," Opt. Express 15, 11328-11335 (2007).

M. Ye, B. Wang, M. Kawamura, S. Sato, "Image formation using liquid crystal lens," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 46, 6776-6777 (2007).

2006 (1)

1875 (1)

J. Kerr, "A new relation between electricity and light: Dielectrified media birefringent," Philos. Mag. 50, 337-348 (1875).

Acta Photon. Sin. (1)

L. Zhou, Y. H. Tao, Q. H. Wang, D. H. Li, W. X. Zhao, T. T. Jiao, "Design of lenticular lens in autostereocopic display," ChineseActa Photon. Sin. 38, 30-33 (2009).

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

J. Yan, H. C. Cheng, S. Cauza, Y. Li, M. Jiao, L. Rao, S. T. Wu, "Extended Kerr effect of polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 071105-1-071105-3 (2010).

Y. H. Lin, H. S. Chen, H. C. Lin, Y. S. Tsou, H. K. Hsu, W. Y. Li, "Polarizer-free and fast response microlens arrays using polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 11305-1-11305-3 (2010).

Z. Ge, S. Gauza, M. Jiao, H. Xianyu, S. T. Wu, "Electro-optics of polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal displays," Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 101104-1-101104-3 (2009).

J. Display Technol. (1)

J. Mater. Chem. (1)

J. Yan, L. Rao, M. Jiao, Y. Li, H. C. Cheng, S. T. Wu, "Polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystals for next-generation display and photonics applications," J. Mater. Chem. 21, 7870-7877 (2011).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

M. Ye, B. Wang, M. Kawamura, S. Sato, "Image formation using liquid crystal lens," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 46, 6776-6777 (2007).

Opt. Express (1)

J. C. Liou, F. H. Chen, "Design and fabrication of optical system for time-muiltiplex autostereocopic display," Opt. Express 19, 11007 (2011).

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Philos. Mag. (1)

J. Kerr, "A new relation between electricity and light: Dielectrified media birefringent," Philos. Mag. 50, 337-348 (1875).

Proc. SPIE (1)

B. Lee, J. H. Park, "Overview of 3D/2D switchable liquid crystal display technologies," Proc. SPIE 7618, 761806-1-761806-10 (2010).

Other (3)

P. C. Chen, C. W. Chen, Y. P. Huang, "Dual directional over driving method for fast response LC-lenses on autostereoscopic 3D display," SID Symp. Dig. Tech. Papers (2011) pp. 17-20.

S. C. Liu, J. F. Tu, C. C. Gong, C. W. Chang, "Autostereoscopic 2-D/3-D display using a liquid crystal lens," SID Symp. Dig. Tech. Papers (2010) pp. 432-435.

A. Takagi, T. Saishu, M. Kashiwagi, K. Taira, Y. Hirayama, "Autostereoscopic partial 2-D/3-D switchable display using liquid-crystal gradient index lens," SID Symp. Dig. Tech. Papers (2010) pp. 436-439.

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