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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24376–24381

Dual mode switching of cholesteric liquid crystal device with three-terminal electrode structure

Ki-Han Kim, Byeong-Hun Yu, Sun-Wook Choi, Seung-Won Oh, and Tae-Hoon Yoon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24376-24381 (2012)

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We propose a cholesteric liquid crystal device with a three-terminal electrode structure that can be operated in both the dynamic and the bistable modes. Fast switching (less than 5 ms) between the planar and the in-plane-field-induced states can be realized by applying an in-plane electric field, and conventional bistable switching between the planar and focal conic states can be realized by applying a vertical electric field.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: August 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2012
Published: October 10, 2012

Ki-Han Kim, Byeong-Hun Yu, Sun-Wook Choi, Seung-Won Oh, and Tae-Hoon Yoon, "Dual mode switching of cholesteric liquid crystal device with three-terminal electrode structure," Opt. Express 20, 24376-24381 (2012)

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