New designs of lightguide systems, which emit linear polarized light with a high efficiency for transmissive and transflective LCD applications, are presented. These systems are equipped with nano- and/or micro-structured films or coatings, which emit highly collimated or diffuse linearly polarized light with a high efficiency. The films are based on polarization-selective scattering, reflection, or diffraction of light and their properties can be tuned to a large extent dependent on their envisioned application. For instance, edge-lit lightguide systems are discussed, which combine a range of desirable features such as a high transparency in direct view, a direct emission of light at normal angles to the plane of the lightguide, and a purely unidirectional out-coupling of light towards the LCD-side.
|Nummer van het tijdschrift||2|
|Status||Gepubliceerd - 2005|