Optics of Liquid Crystal Displays / Edition 2

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The subject of liquid crystal displays has vigorously evolved into an exciting interdisciplinary field of research and development, involving optics, materials, and electronics. Updated to reflect recent advances, the Second Edition of Optics of Liquid Crystal Displays now offers a broader, more comprehensive discussion on the fundamentals of display systems and teaches readers how to analyze and design new components and subsystems for LCDs. New features of this edition include:

Discussion of the dynamics of molecular reorientation

Expanded information of the method of Poincaré sphere in various optical components, including achromatic wave plates and compensators

Neutral and negative Biaxial thin films for compensators

Circular polarizers and anti-reflection coatings

The introduction of wide field-of-view wave plates and filters

Comprehensive coverage of VA-LCD and IPS-LCD

Additional numerical examples

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From the Publisher

"The book will be immensely helpful to young engineers in R and D to master the topics and make it comfortable for students to progress in the field. I highly recommend Yeh and Gu's second edition." (Current Engineering Practice, 1 November 2010)

This textbook for electrical engineering and applied physics students covers the polarization of optical waves, the propagation of plane waves in liquid crystal media, phase retardation, the Jones matrix method, operations of various LCD systems, passing and active matrix addressing, colors, and birefringence compensators. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470181768
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/2/2009
  • Series: Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics Series , #67
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 770
  • Sales rank: 1,008,007
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Pochi Yeh, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara. He is known for several important contributions in optics, including the development of a matrix method for optics of layered media, the theory of photorefractive phase conjugators, and the theory of wave mixing in nonlinear media.

Claire Gu, PhD, is Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of California, Santa Cruz. She has published more than 200 journal and conference papers and, in 2007, was elected a Fellow of SPIE (The International Society of Optical Engineering).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Preliminaries 1
Ch. 2 Polarization of Optical Waves 22
Ch. 3 Electromagnetic Propagation in Anisotropic Media 46
Ch. 4 Jones Matrix Method 103
Ch. 5 Liquid Crystal Displays 161
Ch. 6 Matrix Addressing, Colors, and Properties of LCDs 248
Ch. 7 Optical Properties of Cholesteric LCs (CLCs) 282
Ch. 8 Extended Jones Matrix Method 306
Ch. 9 Optical Compensators for LCDs 357
App. A Elastic and Electromagnetic Energy Density 390
App. B Electrooptical Distortion - Tilt Mode 395
App. C Electrooptical Distortion - Twist Mode 400
App. D Electrooptical Distortion in TN-LC 404
App. E Electrooptical Distortion in STN-LC 413
App. F Form Birefringence of Composite Media 420
Author Index 423
Subject Index 427
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