Nokia: How ClearBlack Display Delivers Unbeaten ResultsFebruary 3, 2012 1 Comment
Nokia has posted in their own blog about their ClearBlack display technology, how it works and why it is the best way to go. It is a really good read, below is just a section of their explanation. You can read the whole thing on Nokia Conversations.
Polariser layers used in display solutions are bit more sophisticated than in sunglasses. Light rays actually gets “processed” many times on its way in and out of your phones´s screen.
There’s both a linear polariser and retardation layers between the surface of your phone and the display. When light hits your screen, this is what happens:
- It hits the linear polariser, this vertically polarises the light. (Polarising means – roughly – aligning the wave vibration in a particular direction).
- Then it hits the circular polariser retardation layer. This converts the light again, making it right-circularly polarised.
- Then it hits the screen and bounces off it, switching the rotation of the light to leftist.
- It goes back through the retardation layer. When this happens, the light becomes horizontally polarised.
- Finally, it hits the linear polariser, since the light is horizontally polarised at this point it can be blocked entirely by this optical solution.
So why doesn’t the light from your phone’s display get blocked? Because it only goes through the second half of this journey so the light is unpolarised when it hits the final filter and goes through.