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30 September 1996 Viewing-angle properties of electrically induced hybrid twisted nematic liquid crystal display devices
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Proceedings Volume 2892, Display Devices and Systems; (1996)
Event: Photonics China '96, 1996, Beijing, China
We have investigated the electrooptical characteristics and viewing-angle properties of liquid crystal (LC) display devices referred as the electrically induced hybrid twisted nematic (EHTN) LC display devices, in which LC molecular orientation effects in inhomogeneous electric fields induced by grating electrode structures are utilized. The properties of EHTN display devices are studied in a measurement setup with an actual backlight unit as a light source. We have demonstrated that these devices have high contrast ratios, wide and symmetrical viewing-angle properties, specially in the direction perpendicular to the grating direction. Since there are diffraction effects from the gratings of periodic LC molecular orientations, we discuss the influence of the diffraction effects on viewing-angle properties by evaluating two kinds of EHTN LC cells fabricated by Al metal thin film (obscure) and ITO (transparent) grating electrode structures, show the possibility of realizing good viewing- angle properties by appropriate grating structures.
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Zhan He, Shinji Tanaka, Toshiaki Nose, and Susumu Sato "Viewing-angle properties of electrically induced hybrid twisted nematic liquid crystal display devices", Proc. SPIE 2892, Display Devices and Systems, (30 September 1996);

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