Abstract

A color and polarization separating backlight can be obtained by using a surface-relief grating made of birefringent material as an out-coupling structure on top of the lightguide. A rigorous finite element diffraction model was applied to study the polarization effect of such a grating. The diffraction of plane waves by the anisotropic grating was studied for general conical incidence.

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  1. Y. Taira, D. Nakano, H. Numata, A. Nishikai, S. Ono, F. Yamada, M. Suzuki, M. Noguchi, R. Singh, and E. G. Colgan, "Low-power LCD using a novel optical system," SID 02 Digest, 1313-1315 (2002).
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2007 (2)

R. Caputo, L. De Sio, M. J. J. Jak, E. J. Hornix, D. K. G. de Boer, H. J. Cornelissen, and M. P. C. Krijn, "New system concept for colour separating backlights," Asia Display 2007, in press.

X. Wei, H. P. Urbach, and A. J. H. Wachters, "Finite element model for three-dimensional optical scattering problems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 866 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

D. K. G. de Boer, R. Caputo, H. J. Cornelissen, C. M. van Heesch, E. J. Hornix, and M. J. J. Jak, "Diffractive grating structures for colour-separating backlights," Proc. SPIE 6196, 61960R (2006).

2002 (1)

F. Yamada, S. Ono, and Y. Taira, "Dual layered very thin flat surface micro prism array directly molded in an LCD cell," Euro display 2002, 339-342 (2002).

1998 (1)

L. Li, "Reformulation of the Fourier modal method for surface-relief gratings made with anisotropic materials," J. Mod. Opt. 45, 1313 (1998).

1996 (1)

1994 (1)

J. P. Berenger, "Perfectly matched layer for the absorption of electromagnetic waves," Journal of Computational Physics 114, 185-200 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1990 (1)

1987 (1)

1983 (1)

K. Rokushima and J. Yamakita, "Analysis of anisotropic dielectric gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 73, 901 (1983).

Berenger, J. P.

J. P. Berenger, "Perfectly matched layer for the absorption of electromagnetic waves," Journal of Computational Physics 114, 185-200 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Caputo, R.

R. Caputo, L. De Sio, M. J. J. Jak, E. J. Hornix, D. K. G. de Boer, H. J. Cornelissen, and M. P. C. Krijn, "New system concept for colour separating backlights," Asia Display 2007, in press.

D. K. G. de Boer, R. Caputo, H. J. Cornelissen, C. M. van Heesch, E. J. Hornix, and M. J. J. Jak, "Diffractive grating structures for colour-separating backlights," Proc. SPIE 6196, 61960R (2006).

Cornelissen, H. J.

R. Caputo, L. De Sio, M. J. J. Jak, E. J. Hornix, D. K. G. de Boer, H. J. Cornelissen, and M. P. C. Krijn, "New system concept for colour separating backlights," Asia Display 2007, in press.

D. K. G. de Boer, R. Caputo, H. J. Cornelissen, C. M. van Heesch, E. J. Hornix, and M. J. J. Jak, "Diffractive grating structures for colour-separating backlights," Proc. SPIE 6196, 61960R (2006).

de Boer, D. K. G.

R. Caputo, L. De Sio, M. J. J. Jak, E. J. Hornix, D. K. G. de Boer, H. J. Cornelissen, and M. P. C. Krijn, "New system concept for colour separating backlights," Asia Display 2007, in press.

D. K. G. de Boer, R. Caputo, H. J. Cornelissen, C. M. van Heesch, E. J. Hornix, and M. J. J. Jak, "Diffractive grating structures for colour-separating backlights," Proc. SPIE 6196, 61960R (2006).

De Sio, L.

R. Caputo, L. De Sio, M. J. J. Jak, E. J. Hornix, D. K. G. de Boer, H. J. Cornelissen, and M. P. C. Krijn, "New system concept for colour separating backlights," Asia Display 2007, in press.

Gaylord, T. K.

Glytsis, E. N.

Harris, J. B.

Hornix, E. J.

R. Caputo, L. De Sio, M. J. J. Jak, E. J. Hornix, D. K. G. de Boer, H. J. Cornelissen, and M. P. C. Krijn, "New system concept for colour separating backlights," Asia Display 2007, in press.

D. K. G. de Boer, R. Caputo, H. J. Cornelissen, C. M. van Heesch, E. J. Hornix, and M. J. J. Jak, "Diffractive grating structures for colour-separating backlights," Proc. SPIE 6196, 61960R (2006).

Jak, M. J. J.

R. Caputo, L. De Sio, M. J. J. Jak, E. J. Hornix, D. K. G. de Boer, H. J. Cornelissen, and M. P. C. Krijn, "New system concept for colour separating backlights," Asia Display 2007, in press.

D. K. G. de Boer, R. Caputo, H. J. Cornelissen, C. M. van Heesch, E. J. Hornix, and M. J. J. Jak, "Diffractive grating structures for colour-separating backlights," Proc. SPIE 6196, 61960R (2006).

Krijn, M. P. C.

R. Caputo, L. De Sio, M. J. J. Jak, E. J. Hornix, D. K. G. de Boer, H. J. Cornelissen, and M. P. C. Krijn, "New system concept for colour separating backlights," Asia Display 2007, in press.

Li, L.

L. Li, "Reformulation of the Fourier modal method for surface-relief gratings made with anisotropic materials," J. Mod. Opt. 45, 1313 (1998).

Mori, S.

Mukai, K.

Ono, S.

F. Yamada, S. Ono, and Y. Taira, "Dual layered very thin flat surface micro prism array directly molded in an LCD cell," Euro display 2002, 339-342 (2002).

Preist, T. W.

Rokushima, K.

S. Mori, K. Mukai, J. Yamakita, and K. Rokushima, "Analysis of dielectric lamellar gratings coated with anisotropic layers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7, 1661 (1990).

K. Rokushima and J. Yamakita, "Analysis of anisotropic dielectric gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 73, 901 (1983).

Sambles, J. R.

Taira, Y.

F. Yamada, S. Ono, and Y. Taira, "Dual layered very thin flat surface micro prism array directly molded in an LCD cell," Euro display 2002, 339-342 (2002).

Urbach, H. P.

van Heesch, C. M.

D. K. G. de Boer, R. Caputo, H. J. Cornelissen, C. M. van Heesch, E. J. Hornix, and M. J. J. Jak, "Diffractive grating structures for colour-separating backlights," Proc. SPIE 6196, 61960R (2006).

Wachters, A. J. H.

Wei, X.

Wood, E. L.

Yamada, F.

F. Yamada, S. Ono, and Y. Taira, "Dual layered very thin flat surface micro prism array directly molded in an LCD cell," Euro display 2002, 339-342 (2002).

Yamakita, J.

S. Mori, K. Mukai, J. Yamakita, and K. Rokushima, "Analysis of dielectric lamellar gratings coated with anisotropic layers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7, 1661 (1990).

K. Rokushima and J. Yamakita, "Analysis of anisotropic dielectric gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 73, 901 (1983).

Asia Display (1)

R. Caputo, L. De Sio, M. J. J. Jak, E. J. Hornix, D. K. G. de Boer, H. J. Cornelissen, and M. P. C. Krijn, "New system concept for colour separating backlights," Asia Display 2007, in press.

Euro display (1)

F. Yamada, S. Ono, and Y. Taira, "Dual layered very thin flat surface micro prism array directly molded in an LCD cell," Euro display 2002, 339-342 (2002).

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

L. Li, "Reformulation of the Fourier modal method for surface-relief gratings made with anisotropic materials," J. Mod. Opt. 45, 1313 (1998).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (5)

Journal of Computational Physics (1)

J. P. Berenger, "Perfectly matched layer for the absorption of electromagnetic waves," Journal of Computational Physics 114, 185-200 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

D. K. G. de Boer, R. Caputo, H. J. Cornelissen, C. M. van Heesch, E. J. Hornix, and M. J. J. Jak, "Diffractive grating structures for colour-separating backlights," Proc. SPIE 6196, 61960R (2006).

Other (4)

www.gsolver.com

M. Born and E. Wolf, "Rigorous diffraction theory," in Principles of Optics, (The University Press, Cambridge, 2005), pp. 633-673.

Y. Taira, D. Nakano, H. Numata, A. Nishikai, S. Ono, F. Yamada, M. Suzuki, M. Noguchi, R. Singh, and E. G. Colgan, "Low-power LCD using a novel optical system," SID 02 Digest, 1313-1315 (2002).

X. Wei, Three dimensional rigorous model for optical scattering problems, PhD thesis, Optics Research Group, Delft University of Technology, August 2006.

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