Technologies towards patterned optical foils applied to transflective LCDs

B.M.I. Van Der Zande, C. Doornkamp, S. J. Roosendaal, J. Steenbakkers, A. Op 't Hoog, J.T.M. Osenga, J. J. Van Glabbeek, L. Stofmeel, J. Lub, M. Shibazaki, K. Asahara, T. Inada, M. Yoshiga, S. Kawata

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For better front-of-screen performance for transflective LCDs, a technology with extra free optimization parameters for the optical stack is needed. Thin wet coatable retarders which enable adjustment of the optical activity on the (sub)pixel level have been developed. Isotropic domains have been created in nematic retardation films by thermal patterning or photopatterning. Employing such a patterned retarder in a transflective LCD leads to an LCD that is lighter and thinner with good reflectivity, high transmission, and low chromaticity at all gray levels and wide viewing angles. The patterned thin-film technology has been proven to be versatile and applicable in various LCD designs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-632
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Society for Information Display
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Acrylate
  • LCDs
  • Patterning
  • Photopolymerization
  • Retarders


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