Polymer-based systems for advanced optical applications

C.W.M. Bastiaansen, W.R. Caseri, C. Darribere, S. Dellsberger, W. Heffels, A. Montali, C. Sarwa, P. Smith, Ch. Weder

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    Displays, in many different variations and for a multitude of uses, continue to be an evermore attractive area for industrial activity and academic development. Here, we address the development of polymer-based systems for application in advanced optical devices. More specifically, we report the fabrication and characterization of photoluminescent polarizers based on uniaxially oriented, conjugated polymers and their application in a new family of photoluminescent liquid-crystal displays with substantially increased brightness, contrast, and efficiency. In another development, we show that efficient 'color polarizers' can be produced on the basis of oriented polymer-inorganic nano-composites. It is anticipated that these polarizers enable the fabrication of another new family of LCDs in which multiple colors can be displayed on the same pixel.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)591-597
    Number of pages7
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 1998


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