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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 7 — Apr. 5, 2004
  • pp: 1205–1213

Characterization protocol to evaluate chiral smectic liquid crystals for high-end display applications

J. M. S. Pena, V. Urruchi, I. Pérez, and C. Vázquez  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 7, pp. 1205-1213 (2004)

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A protocol based on systematic experimental measurements to characterize the electro-optic behavior of chiral smectic liquid-crystal (LC) materials with V/W-shaped responses is presented. An experimental smectic LC material has been checked by use of this protocol. It has been found that results derived from this procedure permit a reasonable evaluation of the electro-optic performance of these LC materials as well as their capability to be used in high-end display applications.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2004
Published: April 5, 2004

José Sánchez-Pena, V. Urruchi, I. Pérez, and C. Vázquez, "Characterization protocol to evaluate chiral smectic liquid crystals for high-end display applications," Opt. Express 12, 1205-1213 (2004)

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