Title

Low voltage and high transmittance blue-phase liquid crystal displays with corrugated electrodes

Authors

Authors

M. Z. Jiao; Y. Li;S. T. Wu

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

amorphous semiconductors; electrodes; elemental semiconductors; liquid; crystal displays; optical Kerr effect; silicon; thin film transistors; Physics, Applied

Abstract

A low voltage (< 10 V) and high transmittance (similar to 85.6%) polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal (BPLC) display is proposed. The periodic corrugated electrodes generate a strong horizontal field component to induce isotropic-to-anisotropic transition in the BPLC medium through Kerr effect. Moreover, this field is uniformly distributed across the entire LC layer so that the accumulated phase retardation along the beam path is large, resulting in low voltage and high transmittance. This approach enables BPLC to be addressed by amorphous-silicon thin film transistors, which would accelerate its emergence as next-wave display technology.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

96

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000273473200002

ISSN

0003-6951

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