3M™ Image Quality Polarizer (IQP)

  • 3M Product Number IQP
  • 3M ID B5005356008

Enhance picture quality and contrast

Increase brightness over a wide viewing angle

Enable thinner, lighter-weight designs

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  • Enhance picture quality and contrast
  • Increase brightness over a wide viewing angle
  • Enable thinner, lighter-weight designs
  • Boost efficiency by as much as 30%
  • Very low transmission leak state
  • Recycle light that would otherwise be wasted
  • Save battery life
  • Reduce thermal load

3M™ Image Quality Polarizer (IQP) is a multilayer optical film with an optically clear adhesive for use in folded optics for virtual reality head mounted displays (VR HMD). It is a directly laminated reflective polarizer film that improves polarization efficiency by transmitting one polarization state and reflecting the other, recycling light back into the system, which increases brightness over a wide viewing angle. This increase in efficiency can be used to offset battery consumption and more. By directly laminating the film and increasing reflections within the system, you can design a thinner VR HMD.

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    Design Flexibility

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    Energy Efficiency

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    Enhanced Picture Quality & Contrast

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    Increased Brightness

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Multilayer construction with optically clear adhesives

We combine functional layers to create one powerful solution.

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  • See how 3M™ Image Quality Polarizer works in a VR HMD system

    A quarter-wave retarder converts the incident circular polarization to linear polarization, then the reflective polarizer reflects the linearly polarized light back through the quarter-wave retarder. The 50:50 mirror reflects half of the now circularly polarized light back through the quarter-wave retarder. The light is again converted to linear polarization which is now transmitted through the reflective polarizer and forms a virtual image for the eye.

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Application VR Head-Mounted Display Assembly
eClass 14 Classification Group 24210501