High-performance LCD backlight using highly scattering optical transmission polymer

A. Horibe, E. Nihei, Y. Koike

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We have proposed a highly scattering optical transmission (HSOT) polymer for use as a high luminance light source medium. This polymer contains specified internal microscopic heterogeneous structures for controlling light scattering properties. A LCD backlight using the HSOT polymer has twice the brightness of the conventional transparent PMMA-based backlight because of multiple scattering phenomenon inside the HSOT polymer. In this paper, such a light scattering phenomenon was quantitatively analyzed by a ray tracing based on Mie scattering and Monte Carlo simulations.3) Subsequently, we proposed the new HSOT backlight system having higher luminance and uniformity of white color illumination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1
EventPolymer Photonic Devices - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 1998 Jan 281998 Jan 30


  • Backlight
  • Color temperature
  • LCD
  • Light scattering
  • Luminance
  • Mie scattering theory
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Polymethyl methacrylate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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