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March 21, 2013 AT 11:05 am

The LCD is the least interesting part of your LCD

Adam Mayer dissected an old LCD display into its constituent layers. He writes:

These are seven layers of a backlight from an old laptop LCD. The amount of optical engineering required to produce a nice, even glow from an edge-lit panel is impressive.

The layers include horizontal and vertical polarizing films, a diffusion screen for the backlight, and anti-reflex glass.

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