Influence of curing temperature and high birefringence on the properties of polymerstabilized liquid crystals
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ANISOTROPIC GELS; LIGHT-SCATTERING; BEHAVIOR; Optics
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.
"Influence of curing temperature and high birefringence on the properties of polymerstabilized liquid crystals" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3717.