Title

Non-ideal optical isotropy of blue phase liquid crystal

Authors

Authors

Y. F. Lan; Y. F. Liu; P. J. Huang; D. M. Xu; C. Y. Tsai; C. H. Lin; N. Sugiura;S. T. Wu

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

CONJUGATED POLYMERS; DISPERSION; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; Physics, Applied

Abstract

Since 1981, blue phase liquid crystal (BPLC) was regarded as optical isotropy and high contrast ratio (CR) should be achieved easily. However, low CR of BPLC display was reported in all literatures. Here, we show BPLC is non-ideal optical isotropy which leads to poor CR. In our report, BPLC not only revealed primary structure of double-twist cylinder and secondary structure of lattice but also revealed tertiary structure of self-alignment on electrode surface. This finding will be useful to improve CR and inspire researches in display industry and academics. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

105

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000339664900032

ISSN

0003-6951

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