Refractive-index matching between liquid crystals and photopolymers
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J. Soc. Inf. Disp.
liquid crystals; norland polymers; refractive index; polymer-dispersed; liquid crystals; POLYMER; DROPLETS; DISPERSIONS; SCATTERING; FIELD; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Materials Science, ; Multidisciplinary; Optics; Physics, Applied
Refractive indices of two photocurable polymers, NOA65 and NOA81 (Norland Optical Adhesive), and two series of Merck liquid crystals, E-series (E44, E48, and E7) and BL-series (BL038, BL003 and BL006), and two UCF high-birefringence liquid-crystal mixtures were measured using an Abbe refractometer in the visible spectral region and 15-55 degrees C temperature range. Some liquid crystals have excellent index matching with NOA65 in the red, while some fit better in the blue spectral region. To validate this index-matching property found in the material level, we prepared some polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal devices. Good correlations between material and device performances are obtained.
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"Refractive-index matching between liquid crystals and photopolymers" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5397.