Video: LCMO-3D – a three-dimensional picture is generated in the brain

Rolic® LCMO-3D

Fascinating 3D effect for TV screens

Rolic® LCMO-3D is the elegant and cost-effective technology for generating 3D effects for TV screens. In 2003 it was first used in mass production at Arisawa in Japan and has since established itself on the market as the new standard for 3D displays. Among others, it is offered by LG Electronics as FPR (Film Patterned Retarder) or LG Cinema 3D.
With Rolic® LCMO-3D, the display industry profits from technologies and materials that provide a multitude of advantages:

Advantages for monitors and televisions

  • Flicker-free image reproduction
  • Nearly no occurrence of phantom images (crosstalk)
  • Can be used with low refresh rates

Advantages for viewers

  • Stylish and light glasses
  • Battery free glasses
  • Inexpensive glasses (especially for many viewers)
  • All viewing angles possible

3D converter film production

The 3D converter films manufactured with Rolic LCMO-3D technology are structured retardation layers, which in combination with polarization glasses – similar to those that have proven their merit in 3D cinemas for years – generate 3D effects. The manufacture of the structured retardation layers is substantially simplified by using Rolic® LCMO technology because it allows the incorporation of specific patterns in the 3D converter film via light-induced orientation of the cross-linkable liquid crystals.    

In order to generate an optimum 3D effect, the cross-linkable liquid crystals are oriented perpendicularly to one another in strips, in pixel width, and subsequently cross-linked to an optical film. In this manner, retardation layers that convert the linearly polarized light into left and right circularly polarized light are produced.