Title

Influence of curing temperature and high birefringence on the properties of polymerstabilized liquid crystals

Authors

Authors

F. Du; S. Gauza;S. T. Wu

Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

ANISOTROPIC GELS; LIGHT-SCATTERING; BEHAVIOR; Optics

Abstract

We report the curing temperature effect on the performance of polymer-stabilized liquid crystals at lambda = 1550 nm. The curing temperature in the polymerization process is found to make a significant impact on the light scattering efficiency, hysteresis, operating voltage, and response time. Using a high birefringence liquid crystal mixture, we have improved the device contrast ratio while keeping low operating voltage, and fast response time. Potential applications of such a PSLC for light shutters, variable optical attenuators, and switchable polarizers are emphasized. (C) 2003 Optical Society of America.

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

11

Issue/Number

22

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

2891

Last Page

2896

WOS Identifier

WOS:000186341000013

ISSN

1094-4087

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