Thermally bandwidth-controllable reflective polarizers from (polymer network/liquid crystal/chiral dopant) composites

Huai Yang, Kenji Mishima, Kiyoshi Matsuyama, Ken Ichiro Hayashi, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Tisato Kajiyama

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Abstract

A (polymer network/nematic liquid crystal/chiral dopant) composite was developed. The composite was prepared from photopolymerization of (liquid crystal monomer of nematic diacrylate/nematic liquid crystal/chiral dopant/photoinitiator) mixture. The bandwidth of the selective reflection spectrum of the chiral nematic (N*) phase was found to become wider and narrower with increasing and decreasing temperature respectively. The composites were shown to have prospects for application in thermally bandwidth-controllable reflective polarizers or thermally sensitive infrared sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2407-2409
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume82
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 14 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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