Title

Direct measurement of electric-field-induced birefringence in a polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal composite

Authors

Authors

J. Yan; M. Jiao; L. Rao;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

Optics

Abstract

We demonstrate a method to directly measure the electric-fieldinduced birefringence of a polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal (PS-BPLC) composite. The induced birefringence follows the extended Kerr effect well and is approximately 3X the ordinary refractive index change. The measured data are validated by comparing the simulated and measured voltage-dependent transmittance with an in-plane switching cell. The impact of these results to the material optimization of emerging BPLC displays is discussed. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

18

Issue/Number

11

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

11450

Last Page

11455

WOS Identifier

WOS:000278512300059

ISSN

1094-4087

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