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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 24721–24735

Refraction effect in an in-plane-switching blue phase liquid crystal cell

Daming Xu, Yuan Chen, Yifan Liu, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 24721-24735 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.024721


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Abstract

We develop a refraction model to analyze the electro-optic effects of an in-plane-switching blue phase liquid crystal (IPS-BPLC) cell. Good agreement with experiment is obtained. Based on this model, we optimize the parameters affecting the electro-optics of IPS-BPLC, such as electrode dimension, saturated induced birefringence, saturation electric field, and cell gap. An IPS-BPLC with low operation voltage (<10Vrms) and high transmittance (~80%) with single gamma curve can be achieved by optimizing the BPLC material and device structure.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: September 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2013
Published: October 8, 2013

Citation
Daming Xu, Yuan Chen, Yifan Liu, and Shin-Tson Wu, "Refraction effect in an in-plane-switching blue phase liquid crystal cell," Opt. Express 21, 24721-24735 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-21-24721


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