Correlations between liquid crystal director reorientation and optical response time of a homeotropic cell
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Appl. Phys.
MODULATORS; Physics, Applied
Correlations between the director reorientation time and its consequent optical response time (both decay and rise) of a homeotropic liquid crystal (LC) cell under crossed polarizers are derived theoretically based on small angle approximation. Results indicate that the optical response time is linearly proportional to the LC director reorientation time and is weakly dependent on the initial bias voltage. To validate the derived correlations, transient phase and transmittance responses at various bias voltages are analyzed numerically by solving the Erickson-Leslie equation. Pretilt angle is found to make an important contribution to the optical response time. Gray scale switching of the homeotropic cell is also investigated. (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.
Journal of Applied Physics
"Correlations between liquid crystal director reorientation and optical response time of a homeotropic cell" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4858.