Title

High temperature-gradient refractive index liquid crystals

Authors

Authors

J. Li; S. Gauzia;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

SOLITONS; Optics

Abstract

We have analyzed the physical origins of the temperature gradient of the ordinary refractive index (dT(o)/dT) of liquid crystals. To achieve a large dn(o)/dT, high birefringence and low clearing temperature play crucial roles. Based on these simple guidelines, we formulated two exemplary liquid crystal mixtures, designated as UCF-1 and UCF-2, and compared their physical properties with a commonly used commercial liquid crystal compound 5CB. The dn(o)/dT of UCF-1 is similar to4X higher than that of 5CB at room temperature. (C) 2004 Optical Society of America.

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

12

Issue/Number

9

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

2002

Last Page

2010

WOS Identifier

WOS:000221423300029

ISSN

1094-4087

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