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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2900–2903

Enhanced orientational Kerr effect in vertically aligned deformed helix ferroelectric liquid crystals

Evgeny P. Pozhidaev, Abhishek Kumar Srivastava, Alexei D. Kiselev, Vladimir G. Chigrinov, Valery V. Vashchenko, Alexander I. Krivoshey, Maxim V. Minchenko, and Hoi-Sing Kwok  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 10, pp. 2900-2903 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002900


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Abstract

We disclose the vertically aligned deformed helix ferroelectric liquid crystal whose Kerr constant (Kkerr130nm/V2 at λ=543nm) is around one order of magnitude higher than any other value previously reported for liquid crystalline structures. Under certain conditions, the phase modulation with ellipticity less than 0.05 over the range of continuous and hysteresis-free electric adjustment of the phase shift from zero to 2π has been obtained at subkilohertz frequency.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: February 10, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 11, 2014
Published: May 8, 2014

Citation
Evgeny P. Pozhidaev, Abhishek Kumar Srivastava, Alexei D. Kiselev, Vladimir G. Chigrinov, Valery V. Vashchenko, Alexander I. Krivoshey, Maxim V. Minchenko, and Hoi-Sing Kwok, "Enhanced orientational Kerr effect in vertically aligned deformed helix ferroelectric liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 39, 2900-2903 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-10-2900

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