Title

In-plane switching liquid crystal gel for polarization-independent light switch

Authors

Authors

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

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Appl. Phys.

Keywords

ANISOTROPIC GELS; DISPLAYS; POLYMER; Physics, Applied

Abstract

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 Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

96

Issue/Number

7

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3609

Last Page

3611

WOS Identifier

WOS:000224145800002

ISSN

0021-8979

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