Transflective Liquid Crystal Displays (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 1, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 246 pages
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Sunlight readable transflective liquid crystal displays, used on devices from cell phones and portable media players, to GPS and even some desktop monitors, have become indispensable in our day-to-day lives.

Transflective Liquid Crystal Displays is a methodical examination of this display technology, providing a useful reference to the fundamentals of the topic.  Including thorough descriptions of the essential physics of transflective LCD technologies, the book also compares transflective LCD technology with alternatives, such as OLED displays, to enable display engineers to appropriately select the correct device for their particular application.

  • Includes detailed descriptions of both pure transmissive and reflective LCDs, and the design considerations and performance of combining these into small mobile displays.
  • Focuses on fundamental elements, such as double cell gap transflective LCDs, wide-viewing angle technology, light polarization and wide-view linear and circular polarizers, video rate display by colour sequential technologies, colour sciences and engineering, and backlights.
  • Describes the latest LCD technologies, such as polymer-sustained surface alignment technology, and the possible trends which could be applied to transflective LCDs in the future.

Its focus on the fundamentals of transflective liquid crystal displays makes this an ideal graduate text, while display engineers, scientists, developers and technicians working with this technology will also welcome this resource.

The Society for Information Display (SID) is an international society, which has the aim of encouraging the development of all aspects of the field of information display. Complementary to the aims of the society, the Wiley-SID series is intended to explain the latest developments in information display technology at a professional level. The broad scope of the series addresses all facets of information displays from technical aspects through systems and prototypes to standards and ergonomics


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1 Device Concept of Transflective Liquid Crystal Displays
2 Device Physics and Modeling
3 Light Polarization and Wide Viewing Angle
4 Wideview Transflective LCDs
5 Color Sequential Mobile LCDs
6 Technological Perspective

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About the author (2010)

Deng-Ke Yang, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242Deng-Ke Yang is currently Professor of the Chemical Physics Program at Kent State University. He has previously co-authored Reflective Liquid Crystal Displays (Wiley, 2001), written over 80 articles on liquid crystals and other displays and has 15 patents. His fields of research are in Liquid Crystal and Polymer Physics and Liquid Crystal Displays and his affiliations include the American Physical Society, the Society for Information Display and the International Liquid Crystal Society.

Dr Shin-Tson Wu, College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida. Shin-Tson Wu is a provost-distinguished Professor of Optics at the College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida. He is also a fellow of the IEEE, SID and OSA and has co-authored Introduction to Microdisplays (Wiley, 2006), Reflective Liquid Crystal Displays (Wiley, 2001), and Optics and Nonlinear Optics of Liquid Crystals (World Scientific, 1993), and written over 300 articles. His research interests are in liquid crystal displays and materials, bio-photonics, and optical communication.. Previous to his current role, Dr. Wu worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Hughes Research Laboratories (Malibu, California) for 18 years.

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