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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 8 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1561–1568

Electro-optical properties of polymer-stabilized blue phase with different monomer combination and concentration

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


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 8, pp. 1561-1568 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.001561


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Abstract

Electro-optical properties of the polymer-stabilized blue phase (PSBP) liquid crystals (LCs) with different monomer combination and concentration were studied. Kerr constant, voltage-dependent transmittance, response time, residual birefringence and hysteresis were measured for PSBP LCs prepared using acrylate and methacrylate monomer composites. Operating voltages of PSBP LCs prepared by acrylate composites were lower than those of PSBP LCs prepared by methacrylate composites. By contrast, residual birefringence and hysteresis of PSBP LCs prepared by acrylate composites were higher than those of PSBP LCs prepared by methacrylate composites. Faster response and lower hysteresis were observed in PSBP LCs with higher monomer concentration. It was found that monomer combination and concentration strongly affected the electro-optical properties of PSBP LCs.

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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: September 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2011
Published: November 18, 2011

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

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Tatsuro Mizunuma, Thet Naing Oo, Yasutomo Nagano, Hengyi Ma, Yasuhiro Haseba, Hiroki Higuchi, Yasushi Okumura, and Hirotsugu Kikuchi, "Electro-optical properties of polymer-stabilized blue phase with different monomer combination and concentration," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1561-1568 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-8-1561


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