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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 562–564

Electrically switched color with polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystals

Shin-Ying Lu and Liang-Chy Chien  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 562-564 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000562


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Abstract

We report an electrical-field switched color device using a polymer-stabilized blue-phase (PSBP) liquid crystal in which the Bragg-reflected color of the blue phase (BP) can be switched to reflect a second color. The phase-separated three-dimensional polymer network transcribes the cubic structure of a BP liquid crystal and restrains the deformation of cubic lattice by the external electric field. The new wide-range electric-field switched colors with PSBP may be an important step toward ecofriendly color reflective displays.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: November 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2009
Published: February 11, 2010

Citation
Shin-Ying Lu and Liang-Chy Chien, "Electrically switched color with polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 35, 562-564 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-4-562

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