Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.410, 1023-1032, 2004
Sensitized fluorescence of dichroic dye in emissive type liquid crystal displays
Sensitization effects in a fluorescent nematic liquid crystal display (LCD) have been studied using a fluorescent dichroic dye or a fluorescent liquid crystal as a sensitizer. The sensitized fluorescence intensity can be increased by ten times and a dichroic ratio of the fluorescence is also increased. Moreover, the sensitized fluorescence intensity is controlled by applying the voltage across the cell. We applied these phenomena to the emissive type LCD. The luminance can be increased and the color switching properties are improved.