What is Polarizer?
A polarizer plate is a filter sheet which allows a specific polarization of light waves to pass through and block other light called polarizer (polarizing film) or Polaroid.
Polarizer films are widely used in research labs, optical industry and equipment.
Commercially available polarizers are made by different materials such as glass, crystal or plastic.
Plastic polarizer films are the least expensive and commonly used in LCD (liquid crystal display) such as screens of calculators or computer monitors, polarized sunglasses, and 3D movie glasses.
Two common types of artificial polarizer sheets are linear polarizer and circular polarizer.
Structure of polarizer:
Basically, the polarizer plate is structured in 3 layers, polarizer film PVA (Polyvinyl alcohol) and support layers TAC (Tri-acetate cellulose) on both sides of polarizer. It is the most commonly used in linear polarizer, including protective film, PVA pressure glue (PSA), release film structure.
Protective film used to protect the polarizing plate surface, consumers need to tear the film when use a polarizer.
Onto this bare polarizer, additional treatments are applied such as an adhesive glue, hard coating, antiglare, anti-reflection and other surface treatments.
Manufacture of polarizers
The earliest artificial polarizer was invented by Polaroid company Edwin H. Land in 1928. Although it has 80 years of history, but the process principle and material is still roughly the same.
The general process, the first is to produce polarized film, hydrophilic PVA.
After the film is swollen, it is immersed in a dichroic dye solution and stained.
The dichroic dye is usually a solution of iodine and potassium iodide. And then extend the dyeing film, extending to give the dichroic dye arrangement order, the higher the order, the prepared polarizing film optical properties better.
After the extension of the film after drying, easy to stretch the direction of brittle fracture.
Its raw materials for the hydrophilic polymer film, vulnerable to the impact of water vapor properties and therefore need to support and block the water vapor of the protective film.
Type of Polarizer:
At present there are two type of polarizers in the market: Iodine polarizing film and Dye Type Polarizing Film
Iodine polarizing film has a high permeability, high contrast and a wide range of wavelength bias characteristics, the price is relatively cheap, so for a wide range of applications.
The polarizing property of the dye-based polarizing film is inferior to that of the iodine system, but the wet heat resistance characteristic is good and belongs to the durability polarizing film.
Application of Polarizer
Iodine standard linear polarizing film applications is in a wide range, such as watches, calculator computers, PC, OA machines, LCD. In addition, cars, ships, aircraft, outdoor measurement equipment on the use of dye-based polarizing film such a durable polarizing film.
We have developed several types of polarizer films for various purpose. Our customers have the highest confidence in our polarizer film products.
Light is an electromagnetic wave, the general light in the forward, the electromagnetic vibration direction in all directions. If the electromagnetic vibration occurs only in a plane, that is, the direction of the electric field vibration and magnetic field direction fixed light is called polarized light. The direction of its electric field is called the polarization direction of light.
The type of polarized light:
*Linearly polarized light - The polarized light whose direction of vibration is not changed with time.
*Elliptical polarized light - the two orthogonal components of the direction of vibration of the electric field, the amplitude is not the same, the formation of elliptically polarized light.
*The circularly polarized light - the wave direction of the two orthogonal components of the vibration direction is not the same amplitude and amplitude, the formation of circularly polarized light.
It is through the electromagnetic or mechanical action to have dichroic acid quinine sulfuric acid small crystals neatly arranged in a transparent plastic film made of.
Advantages of polarizer:
Artificial polarizer as a result of simple manufacturing process, cheap, and can be made into a larger area, which has been widely used.
At present in the general polarization instrument and many of the partial and partial detection device using artificial polarizer.
For example, when watching a three-dimensional movie, the audience needs to wear a pair of glasses, which is a pair of vibration perpendicular to each other polarized polarizer.
The principle is that we usually only use two glasses to see the object to produce three-dimensional sense, if the use of two shots, such as the human eye, from two different directions at the same time take the film scene image, made positive film.
In the projection through the two projectors with the vibration direction perpendicular to each other two linearly polarized light superimposed on the screen, the human eye through the above polarized glasses to watch, each eye can only see a corresponding independent image, Like a direct view to produce a three-dimensional feeling.
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* Transmission and efficiency are OK. They do the job very well. Bernard (Australia)
* Polarizing filter #P210 performs in my application even better than 3M HN32 Polaroid film. Vlad (United States)