Transmission Property Analysis of Optically-Anisotropic Dielectric Multilayer for Thin Wide-Viewing-Angle Reflective Polarizer

Kunihiko AKAHANE  Takahiro ISHINABE  Yosei SHIBATA  Hideo FUJIKAKE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E100-C   No.11   pp.998-1004
Publication Date: 2017/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E100.C.998
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Electronic Displays)
reflective polarizer,  anisotropic dielectric multilayers,  wide viewing angle,  film thickness distribution,  thin thickness,  

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We show that light leakage that occurs in reflective polarizers at large angles of incidence can be suppressed by using anisotropic dielectric multilayers with larger reflective indices in thickness direction and that the interference-included 2×2 Jones matrix method is useful for the investigation of the optical propagation properties of the dielectric multilayers. The thickness of the reflective polarizer can also be reduced by optimizing the distribution of the multilayers in the stack, whilst considering the visual sensitivity. These results indicate that it is possible to realize a high-quality liquid crystal display with wide viewing angles and high light utilization efficiency.