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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 8 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1527–1535

Polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals: a tutorial [Invited]

Jin Yan and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 8, pp. 1527-1535 (2011)

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Blue phase liquid crystals exhibit several attractive features, such as self-assembled three-dimensional cubic structures, optically-isotropic in the voltage-off state, no need for alignment layers, and submillisecond response time. This tutorial gives step-by-step introduction on basic blue-phase materials and properties, monomers and polymerization processes, and key device performance criteria for display and photonics applications.

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

ToC Category:
Liquid Crystals

Original Manuscript: September 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2011
Published: November 8, 2011

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Jin Yan and Shin-Tson Wu, "Polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals: a tutorial [Invited]," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1527-1535 (2011)

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