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1. (US20030001991) Broad-band polarizer and method of fabricating broad-band polarizers

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 10023032 Application Date: 12.12.2001
Publication Number: 20030001991 Publication Date: 02.01.2003
Grant Number: 6774961 Grant Date: 10.08.2004
Publication Kind : B2
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:US96017964 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
C09K 19/30
G02F 1/1335
G02B 5/30
G02C 7/12
G02F 1/13
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
09
DYES; PAINTS; POLISHES; NATURAL RESINS; ADHESIVES; COMPOSITIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
K
MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
19
Liquid crystal materials
04
characterised by the chemical structure of the liquid crystal components
06
Non-steroidal liquid crystal compounds
08
containing at least two non-condensed rings
30
containing saturated or unsaturated non-aromatic rings, e.g. cyclohexane rings
G PHYSICS
02
OPTICS
F
DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
1
Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating or modulating; Non-linear optics
01
for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour
13
based on liquid crystals, e.g. single liquid crystal display cells
133
Constructional arrangements; Operation of liquid crystal cells; Circuit arrangements
1333
Constructional arrangements
1335
Structural association of optical devices, e.g. polarisers, reflectors, with the cell
G PHYSICS
02
OPTICS
B
OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
5
Optical elements other than lenses
30
Polarising elements
G PHYSICS
02
OPTICS
C
SPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES
7
Optical parts
12
Polarisers
G PHYSICS
02
OPTICS
F
DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
1
Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating or modulating; Non-linear optics
01
for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour
13
based on liquid crystals, e.g. single liquid crystal display cells
CPC:
G02B 5/3016
Applicants: Reveo, Inc.
Inventors: Faris, Sadeg M.
Li, Le
Jiang, Yingqiu
Agents: Brill, Gerow D.
Crispino, Ralph J.
Priority Data: 09023032 12.12.2001 US
09066403 30.04.1998 US
US96017964 08.11.1996 WO
Title: (EN) Broad-band polarizer and method of fabricating broad-band polarizers
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

Disclosed are super broadband circularly polarizing film materials and novels methods of fabricating and using the same. The circularly polarizing materials are made from a film of material, such as a CLC polymer having a cholesteric order, in which a liquid crystal material, such as a nematic liquid crystal material, is distributed in a non-linear fashion across the thickness of the film in a plurality of liquid crystal-rich and liquid crystal-depleted sites in the CLC polymer. The pitch of the helices of the CLC molecules in the polyermized CLC material varies in a non-linear (e.g. exponential) manner along the depth dimension (i.e. transverse to the surface) thereof. The resulting circularly polarizing materials have reflection and transmission characteristics over bands of operation approaching 2000 nm. Depending on the final spiral structure of the materials utilized, the CLC circularly polarizing materials reflect either left-handed or right-handed circularly polarized light.


Also published as:
US20050030446WO/1997/017018