A low voltage submillisecond-response polymer network liquid crystal spatial light modulator
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Appl. Phys. Lett.
We report a low voltage and highly transparent polymer network liquid crystal (PNLC) with submillisecond response time. By employing a large dielectric anisotropy LC host JC-BP07N, we have lowered the V-2 pi voltage to 23 V at lambda = 514 nm. This will enable PNLC to be integrated with a high resolution liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulator, in which the maximum voltage is 24 V. A simple model correlating PNLC performance with its host LC is proposed and validated experimentally. By optimizing the domain size, we can achieve V-2 pi < 15 V with some compromises in scattering and response time. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
Applied Physics Letters
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