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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 662–671

Stable electro-optic response in wide-temperature blue phases realized in chiral asymmetric bent dimers [Invited]

Satoshi Aya, Anna Zep, Kenji Aihara, Kenji Ema, Damian Pociecha, Ewa Gorecka, Fumito Araoka, Ken Ishikawa, and Hideo Takezoe  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 662-671 (2014)

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We report that an asymmetric bent dimer, consisting of a rod mesogen and a cholesterol mesogen linked by a flexible spacer with 9 carbon atoms, was found to form blue phases with a record-wide temperature range. Moreover, highly stable, fast electro-optic switching is possible. In addition to the stable Kerr effect, the electrostriction effect was also observed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals

ToC Category:
Liquid Crystals

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2014
Published: March 12, 2014

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Satoshi Aya, Anna Zep, Kenji Aihara, Kenji Ema, Damian Pociecha, Ewa Gorecka, Fumito Araoka, Ken Ishikawa, and Hideo Takezoe, "Stable electro-optic response in wide-temperature blue phases realized in chiral asymmetric bent dimers [Invited]," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 662-671 (2014)

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