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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 8 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1577–1584

Dual frequency operation of a blue phase liquid crystal

Shuhei Yabu, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Gihwan Lim, Kosuke Kaneko, Yasushi Okumura, Noboru Uehara, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, and Masanori Ozaki  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 8, pp. 1577-1584 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.001577


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Abstract

The authors demonstrate dual frequency switching in a cubic blue phase liquid crystal. The dual frequency blue phase was prepared by adding a strongly twisting chiral dopant to a dual-frequency nematic liquid crystal mixture. The crossover frequency appeared at few hundred kHz in the blue phase, and sub-millisecond response was obtained for dual-frequency operation, which was comparable to conventional voltage operation. This new class of material is advantageous over conventional blue phases in polarization-independent phase modulation devices, since a larger lattice deformation can be obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Liquid Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: October 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2011
Published: November 28, 2011

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

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Shuhei Yabu, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Gihwan Lim, Kosuke Kaneko, Yasushi Okumura, Noboru Uehara, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, and Masanori Ozaki, "Dual frequency operation of a blue phase liquid crystal," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1577-1584 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-8-1577


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