View angles of liquid crystal displays

Huang Ming Philip Chen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Viewing angle is an intrinsic matter of LCD associated with its birefringent mode optics. Optical compensation films, pixel designs, and driving modes are available to resolve the negative viewing angle issues so that the viewing angle is no longer a critical issue in LCDs for monitor and TV applications. On the contrary, the small viewing angle of LCDs becomes a benefit when one needs to control and manipulate as needed, especially, for privacy purposes. Thus, the latest developments of alternating maximum and minimum viewing angles are valuable traits in LCD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Modern Optics
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780128149829
ISBN (Print)9780128092835
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Axially symmetric vertical alignment (ASVA)
  • Birefringence
  • Dual-view liquid crystal display
  • In-plane-switching (IPS)
  • Multi-domain vertical alignment (MVA)
  • Optical compensation film
  • Twist nematic liquid crystal displays
  • Wide viewing angle


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