Title

A large Kerr constant polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal

Authors

Authors

L. H. Rao; J. Yan; S. T. Wu; S. I. Yamamoto;Y. Haseba

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

DISPLAYS; TEMPERATURE; Physics, Applied

Abstract

A polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal (BPLC) composite with a large Kerr constant (K similar to 13.7 nm/V(2)) is developed and its electro-optic properties characterized. In addition to the reduced operating voltage, this BPLC also exhibits a fast response time (similar to 1 ms), high contrast ratio (>1000: 1), and relatively small hysteresis (<6%). It will undoubtedly accelerate the emergence of BPLC for next-generation display and photonic devices. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3559614]

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

98

Issue/Number

8

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000287764300009

ISSN

0003-6951

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