Title

Angular dependent reflections of a monodomain blue phase liquid crystal

Authors

Authors

J. Yan; Y. Chen; D. M. Xu;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Appl. Phys.

Keywords

MODE; Physics, Applied

Abstract

The angular dependent reflection of a monodomain blue phase liquid crystal (BPLC) is investigated. Unlike a cholesteric liquid crystal with single twist structure, a monodomain BPLC exhibits several reflection orders from different crystal planes. As incident angle increases, the first order reflection experiences a blue shift while the second order experiences a red shift. We analyze the physical mechanism of the reflection from six (110) crystal planes. Good agreement between calculated and experimental results is obtained. Undoubtedly, this angular dependency would affect the performance of BPLC photonic devices that require an oblique incidence. (C) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

Journal Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

114

Issue/Number

11

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4

WOS Identifier

WOS:000324827200006

ISSN

0021-8979

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