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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 8 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1585–1587

Focus issue introduction: liquid crystal materials for photonic applications

Wei Lee and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 8, pp. 1585-1587 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.001585


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Abstract

This special issue, “Liquid Crystal Materials for Photonic Applications,” within the December 2011 publication of Optical Materials Express, highlights recent advances in liquid crystal material research. It features a collection of articles on materials and device properties of blue-phase liquid crystals, dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals, dispersions in nematic and chiral nematic liquid crystals, and of mesophase–polymer composites.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media

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History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Published: November 29, 2011

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

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Wei Lee and Shin-Tson Wu, "Focus issue introduction: liquid crystal materials for photonic applications," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1585-1587 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-8-1585


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