US Patent No: 7,113,335

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Grid polarizer with suppressed reflectivity

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Disclosed is a grid polarizer comprising a substrate; and a plurality of stacked metal and dielectric layers, having a width w, disposed on the substrate and forming a parallel grid of stacked layers. The stacked layers are spaced apart to form a repetition space between the stacked layers, such that no diffraction orders are allowed to propagate except the zero order. The grid polarizer that is capable of transmitting substantially all illumination of a given polarization while suppressing at least of portion of the illumination reflected due to an orthogonal polarization component.

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CORNING INCORPORATEDCORNING, NY2735

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Sales, Tasso R Rochester, NY 1 67

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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (2)
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API TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (2)
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SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (6)
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SONY CORPORATION (2)
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MOXTEK, INC. (17)
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SDI CO., LTD. (1)
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SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD. (1)
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VG SMARTGLASS, LLC (2)
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SMARTERSHADE, INC. (1)
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HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (2)
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