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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2003
  • pp: 560–565

Bistable transflective cholesteric light shutters

Chi -Yen Huang, Kuang -Yu Fu, Kuang-Yao Lo, and Ming -Shann Tsai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp. 560-565 (2003)

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We have studied a bistable transflective cholesteric light shutter. The shutter contains dual-frequency cholesteric liquid crystals that incorporate a photocurable monomer. The electro-optical properties and optical microscope images of the shutter were examined. Good correlations between the cholesteric textures and optical properties of the shutters were obtained. The shutter was switched into a wide-band homogeneous transmission mode by a low frequency voltage pulse, and into a selective reflection mode using a high-frequency voltage pulse. The concentration of the monomer apparently affected the electro-optical characteristics of the shutter.

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OCIS Codes
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 3, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2003
Published: March 24, 2003

Chi Yen Huang, Kuang-Yu Fu, Kuang-Yao Lo, and Ming-Shann Tsai, "Bistable transflective cholesteric light shutters," Opt. Express 11, 560-565 (2003)

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