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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 8 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1502–1510

Effects of monomer/liquid crystal compositions on electro-optical properties of polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal

Thet Naing Oo, Tatsuro Mizunuma, Yasutomo Nagano, Hengyi Ma, Yukiko Ogawa, Yasuhiro Haseba, Hiroki Higuchi, Yasushi Okumura, and Hirotsugu Kikuchi  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 8, pp. 1502-1510 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.001502


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Abstract

A polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal is one of the candidates for the next-generation display material. In this study, effects of monomer/liquid crystal compositions on electro-optical characteristics of polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals were investigated. By optimizing monomer/liquid crystal compositions, lower operating voltage, reduction in hysteresis and residual birefringence were achieved. However, some technical issues remain to be overcome.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Liquid Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: October 12, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2011
Published: November 4, 2011

Virtual Issues
Liquid Crystal Materials for Photonic Applications (2011) Optical Materials Express

Citation
Thet Naing Oo, Tatsuro Mizunuma, Yasutomo Nagano, Hengyi Ma, Yukiko Ogawa, Yasuhiro Haseba, Hiroki Higuchi, Yasushi Okumura, and Hirotsugu Kikuchi, "Effects of monomer/liquid crystal compositions on electro-optical properties of polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1502-1510 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-8-1502


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