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Incorporation of Photoluminescent Polarizers into Liquid Crystal Displays

Christoph Weder, Christian Sarwa, Andrea Montali, Cees Bastiaansen and Paul Smith
Science
New Series, Vol. 279, No. 5352 (Feb. 6, 1998), pp. 835-837
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2895026
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Incorporation of Photoluminescent Polarizers into Liquid Crystal Displays
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Abstract

Liquid crystal displays, the dominant flat panel display technology, are limited in brightness and energy efficiency because of the use of absorbing polarizers and color filters. Liquid crystal-based photoluminescent display devices have been fabricated that use thin, polarized photoluminescent layers that have highly anisotropic absorption or emission. These layers both polarize light and generate bright color. This approach can simplify device design and substantially increase device brightness, contrast, efficiency, and (in specific configurations) viewing angle.

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