Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. Lett.
VISCOSITY; Physics, Applied
A fast-response and scattering-free polymer network liquid crystal (PNLC) light modulator is demonstrated at lambda = 1.06 mu m wavelength. A decay time of 117 mu s for 2 pi phase modulation is obtained at 70 degrees C, which is similar to 650 x faster than that of the host nematic LCs. The major tradeoff is the increased operating voltage. Potential applications include spatial light modulators and adaptive optics.
Applied Physics Letters
Sun, Jie; Xianyu, Haiqing; Chen, Yuan; and Wu, Shin-Tson, "Submillisecond-response polymer network liquid crystal phase modulators at 1.06-mu m wavelength" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1963.