In-plane switching liquid crystal gel for polarization-independent light switch
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Appl. Phys.
ANISOTROPIC GELS; DISPLAYS; POLYMER; Physics, Applied
An in-plane switching (IPS) liquid crystal (LC) gel for light shutter is demonstrated. In the voltage-off state, the LC gel is transparent. As the voltage exceeds a threshold, light scattering occurs due to microdomain formations. This light scattering is found to be polarization independent. Such an IPS LC gel is a broadband device and has a wide viewing angle and a relatively fast response time. Potential applications for switchable windows, variable optical attenuators, and reflective displays are considered. (C) 2004 American Institue of Physics.
Journal of Applied Physics
"In-plane switching liquid crystal gel for polarization-independent light switch" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4737.