Title

Dual-frequency liquid crystal gels with submillisecond response time

Authors

Authors

Y. H. Fan; H. W. Ren; X. Liang; Y. H. Lin;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

ANISOTROPIC GELS; SCATTERING; Physics, Applied

Abstract

Two types of gels using dual-frequency liquid crystal are demonstrated. The one using a homogeneous cell shows anisotropic scattering behavior while the other prepared using a cell without polyimide alignment layers exhibits isotropic scattering properties. Both liquid crystal gels are highly transparent in the voltage-off state. Light scattering occurs when a high frequency voltage is applied. The isotropic gel exhibits a high contrast ratio and submillisecond response time. Potential applications of these gels for switchable polarizer, telecom optical switch, and reflective displays are emphasized. (C) American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

85

Issue/Number

13

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

2451

Last Page

2453

WOS Identifier

WOS:000224178300001

ISSN

0003-6951

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