Title

Submillisecond response nematic liquid crystal modulators using dual fringe field switching in a vertically aligned cell

Authors

Authors

M. Z. Jiao; Z. B. Ge; S. T. Wu;W. K. Choi

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

DISPLAY; TEMPERATURE; TIME; Physics, Applied

Abstract

A fast response nematic liquid crystal (LC) modulator using dual fringe field switching (DFFS) mode is demonstrated. Both top and bottom substrates have pixel and common electrodes to generate complementary fringing fields. The cell consists of a vertically aligned LC layer whose dielectric anisotropy is positive. In a voltage-on state, self-imposed thin LC walls near the center of the slits and electrodes are formed and the surrounding LC molecules exert a strong restoring force. As a result, submillisecond gray-to-gray response time is achieved. Two DFFS cells are used as examples to illustrate the design principles for display and photonic applications. (C) 2008 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

92

Issue/Number

11

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000254292400001

ISSN

0003-6951

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