Simulation of the switching dynamics of a cholesteric blue phase cell by an inhomogeneous in-plane field

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Abstract

By numerical calculations based on a continuum theory, we investigate the dynamics of a cholesteric blue phase liquid crystal cell with comb-like electrodes generating an inhomogeneous in-plane electric field. We demonstrate that the cholesteric blue phase respond to the electric field depending sensitively on the local field strength; disclination lines inherent in cholesteric blue phases disappear under a strong field. We also show that the typical response time is much smaller than milliseconds (those of nematic cells) as shown experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Article number010301
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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