Isothiocyanato-tolanes based high birefringence and fast response time mixtures for photonic applications
Abbreviated Journal Title
Mol. Cryst. Liquid Cryst.
high birefringence; nematic liquid crystals; photonic applications; response time; LIQUID-CRYSTALS; Crystallography
We have developed some high birefringence (Delta n greater than or similar to 0.3 at lambda = 633 nm) and relatively low viscosity nematic mixtures using isothiocyanato tolanes. These mixtures exhibit a high figure-of-merit (FoM) which is desirable for reducing the device response time. Using such a high FoM liquid crystal mixture in a 2-mu m homogeneous cell, we demonstrate a 1 pi phase modulator at lambda = 633 nm with submillisecond response time.
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
"Isothiocyanato-tolanes based high birefringence and fast response time mixtures for photonic applications" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6155.