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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1353–1358

Bistable state in polymer stabilized blue phase liquid crystal

Zhi-gang Zheng, Dan Zhang, Xiao-wen Lin, Ge Zhu, Wei Hu, Dong Shen, and Yan-qing Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 10, pp. 1353-1358 (2012)

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The bistable phenomenon is found in polymer stabilized blue phase liquid crystal. Two stable phases, blue phase and chiral nematic state, are obtained and we succeeded in the switch between these two states through different operation procedures. The mechanism of the bistable phenomenon is discussed, according to which we consider the bistability may widely exist in various polymer stabilized blue phase liquid crystal systems. This work provides some useful insights into the application of polymer stabilized blue phase liquid crystal in bistable devices.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals

ToC Category:
Liquid Crystals

Original Manuscript: July 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2012
Published: September 4, 2012

Zhi-gang Zheng, Dan Zhang, Xiao-wen Lin, Ge Zhu, Wei Hu, Dong Shen, and Yan-qing Lu, "Bistable state in polymer stabilized blue phase liquid crystal," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1353-1358 (2012)

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