Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. Lett.
DISPLAYS; Physics, Applied
A polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal (BPLC) with microsecond response time is demonstrated using a vertical field switching cell. The measured decay time is 39 mu s at room temperature (21 degrees C) and then decreases to 9.6 mu s at 44.3 degrees C. Such a response time is 1-2 orders of magnitude faster than that of a typical BPLC device. The responsible physical mechanisms are the collective effects of short pitch length, strong polymer network, and low viscosity through temperature effect. The on-state voltage of our BPLC device is 44.2 V, hysteresis is below 0.7%, and contrast ratio is over 1300:1.
Applied Physics Letters
Chen, Yuan; Yan, Jin; Sun, Jie; Wu, Shin-Tson; Liang, Xiao; Liu, Shih-Hsien; Hsieh, Pao-Ju; Cheng, Kung-Lung; and Shiu, Jyh-Wen, "A microsecond-response polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1168.