Title

Extended Kerr effect of polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystals

Authors

Authors

J. Yan; H. C. Cheng; S. Gauza; Y. Li; M. Z. Jiao; L. H. Rao;S. T. Wu

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

birefringence; liquid crystal polymers; optical Kerr effect; optical; saturation; refractive index; BIREFRINGENCE; Physics, Applied

Abstract

Electric-field-induced birefringence of a polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal (BPLC) is investigated. In the low field region, conventional Kerr effect holds. As the electric field increases, the induced birefringence gradually saturates and deviates from Kerr effect. An exponential convergence model, called extended Kerr effect, is proposed to fit the experimental data. Good agreement between experiment and model is obtained. This extended Kerr effect will make a significant impact to the optimization of emerging BPLC display devices.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

96

Issue/Number

7

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000274758100005

ISSN

0003-6951

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