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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2014
  • pp: 15467–15472

Temperature-independent pitch invariance in cholesteric liquid crystal

Kyoo Sung Shim, Jeong Uk Heo, Soo In Jo, You-Jin Lee, Hak-Rin Kim, Jae-Hoon Kim, and Chang-Jae Yu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 13, pp. 15467-15472 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.015467


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Abstract

We report a pitch invariance in cholesteric liquid crystals (CLCs) independent of temperature by mixing two chiral dopants. One dopant tends to shorten the helical pitch of the CLC, but the other makes the pitch longer, with increasing temperatures. From an analysis of temperature dependencies of the pitch for each dopant, we determined the mixing ratio of two chiral dopants for the pitch invariance. Finally, we obtained the pitch-invariant CLCs to temperature and the helical twisting power of the mixed dopant was estimated.

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

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: May 7, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2014
Published: June 17, 2014

Citation
Kyoo Sung Shim, Jeong Uk Heo, Soo In Jo, You-Jin Lee, Hak-Rin Kim, Jae-Hoon Kim, and Chang-Jae Yu, "Temperature-independent pitch invariance in cholesteric liquid crystal," Opt. Express 22, 15467-15472 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-13-15467


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