Title

Normal-mode anisotropic liquid-crystal gels

Authors

Authors

Y. H. Fan; H. Ren;S. T. Wu

Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

Physics, Applied

Abstract

A normal-mode anisotropic liquid-crystal (LC) gel is demonstrated. In the absence of an electric field, the light polarized along the rubbing direction is scattered. In the voltage-on state, the gel is highly transparent and is independent of polarization. Such a normal mode LC gel exhibits a modest contrast ratio, response time, and low operating voltage. It can be used as a broadband switchable polarizer, variable optical attenuator, and reflective display. (C) 2003 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

82

Issue/Number

18

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

2945

Last Page

2947

WOS Identifier

WOS:000182570000003

ISSN

0003-6951

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