Dual frequency operation of a blue phase liquid crystal

Shuhei Yabu, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Gihwan Lim, Kosuke Kaneko, Yasushi Okumura, Noboru Uehara, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Masanori Ozaki

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The authors demonstrate dual frequency switching in a cubic blue phase liquid crystal. The dual frequency blue phase was prepared by adding a strongly twisting chiral dopant to a dual-frequency nematic liquid crystal mixture. The crossover frequency appeared at few hundred kHz in the blue phase, and sub-millisecond response was obtained for dual-frequency operation, which was comparable to conventional voltage operation. This new class of material is advantageous over conventional blue phases in polarization-independent phase modulation devices, since a larger lattice deformation can be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1577-1584
Number of pages8
JournalOptical Materials Express
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Yabu, S., Yoshida, H., Lim, G., Kaneko, K., Okumura, Y., Uehara, N., Kikuchi, H., & Ozaki, M. (2011). Dual frequency operation of a blue phase liquid crystal. Optical Materials Express, 1(8), 1577-1584. https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.001577