Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. Lett.
HYSTERESIS; Physics, Applied
We demonstrated a low voltage and high contrast polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal (BPLC) by shifting the Bragg reflection to a red wavelength. To retain high contrast ratio, a left-handed BPLC is sandwiched between a right-handed circular polarizer and a left-handed circular analyzer. The driving voltage is reduced by 35% as compared to that of a transparent BPLC, while keeping submillisecond response time. The proposed approach would accelerate the emergence of BPLC for next-generation display and photonic applications.
Applied Physics Letters
Yan, Jin; Luo, Zhenyue; Wu, Shin-Tson; Shiu, Jyh-Wen; Lai, Yu-Cheng; Cheng, Kung-Lung; Liu, Shih-Hsien; Hsieh, Pao-Ju; and Tsai, Yuan-Chun, "Low voltage and high contrast blue phase liquid crystal with red-shifted Bragg reflection" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4884.