Fast electro-optical switching in polymer-stabilized blue phases

Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Yoshiaki Hisakado, Kiminori Uchida, Shin Ichi Hirata, Yasuhiro Haseba, Toshihiko Nagamura

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Abstract

Blue phases, kinds of liquid crystal phases, have two major advantages over commonly used nematic phases. First, the response is much faster. Second, the zero-electric field state is optically Isotropic unlike nematic phases, that is, no surface treatment (no rubbing) is necessary, leading to a simplification of the fabrication process. We demonstrate the sufficiently large electric field-induced birefringence and the micro-second response of the polymer-stabilized blue phases without any surface treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages21-24
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventIDW/AD'05 - 12th International Display Workshops in Conjunction with Asia Display 2005 - Takamatsu, Japan
Duration: Dec 6 2005Dec 9 2005

Other

OtherIDW/AD'05 - 12th International Display Workshops in Conjunction with Asia Display 2005
CountryJapan
CityTakamatsu
Period12/6/0512/9/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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