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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17427–17438

A vertical-field-driven polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal mode to obtain a higher transmittance and lower driving voltage

Yong-Hun Kim, Sung-Taek Hur, Chang-Sub Park, Kyung-Woo Park, Suk-Won Choi, Shin-Won Kang, and Hak-Rin Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17427-17438 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.017427


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Abstract

We demonstrate a vertical-field-driven polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal (PS-BPLC) mode for solving low transmittance and high driving voltage problems in conventional in-plane-switching (IPS) PS-BPLC modes. By controlling the ray directions of incident beams by means of two prism sheets attached to the top and bottom substrates, continuous grayscale properties can be achieved with a vertical field, where the transmittance of the proposed structure can be increased to become twice as high as that of a IPS PS-BPLC cell, and its driving voltage can also be lowered by about 20 V. With the vertical-field-driven PS-BPLC mode, the hysteresis problem of the IPS PS-BPLC mode can also be solved due to a reduction of the electric field required to achieve sufficient field-induced retardation.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: June 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 12, 2011
Published: August 19, 2011

Citation
Yong-Hun Kim, Sung-Taek Hur, Chang-Sub Park, Kyung-Woo Park, Suk-Won Choi, Shin-Won Kang, and Hak-Rin Kim, "A vertical-field-driven polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal mode to obtain a higher transmittance and lower driving voltage," Opt. Express 19, 17427-17438 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-18-17427


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