Reflective display associated with in-plane rotation of nematic liquid crystal

Seung Hee Lee, Seung Ho Hong, Hyang Yul Kim, Dae Shik Seo, Gi Dong Lee, Tae Hoon Yoon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

17 Citations (Scopus)


We have fabricated a novel reflective nematic liquid-crystal cell driven by a fringe field. In the absence of an electric field, the liquid-crystal molecule is homogeneously aligned and when a fringe field induced by interdigital electrodes is applied, liquid-crystal molecules rotate in plane in the entire whole area. A conventional in-plane switching (IPS) cell was impossible for application to a reflective system due to its low aperture ratio. However, a newly designed fringe-field switching (FFS) cell is possible due to its high transmittance. Furthermore it exhibits a wide viewing angle intrinsically owing to the in-plane rotation of the liquid-crystal director. Several reflective systems with either two polarizers or one polarizer with a quarter-wave retardation film are possible. In this study, we investigate the switching principle of each system and compare their electrooptic characteristics by simulation and experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5334-5337
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number9 A
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Sept

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Reflective display associated with in-plane rotation of nematic liquid crystal'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this