Incorporation of Photoluminescent Polarizers into Liquid Crystal Displays

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Science  06 Feb 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5352, pp. 835-837
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5352.835

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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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