A liquid crystalline monomer is applicable to fabricate a retarder in which various types of liquid crystalline alignment are fixed. We have developed the monomer optimized for coating. Applications and materials are reviewed.
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H. Hasebe, Y. Kuwana, H. Nakata, O. Yamazaki, K. Takeuchi, and H. Takatsu, "UV-Curable Liquid Crystal for a Retarder," in Asia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper SuJ1.
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