Accession Number : ADA591871


Title :   Low-Absorption Liquid Crystals for Infrared Beam Steering


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 23 Oct 2012-23 Oct 2013


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO SCHOOL OF OPTICS/CREOL


Personal Author(s) : Wu, Shin-Tson


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a591871.pdf


Report Date : 22 Oct 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : The objective of this project is to develop high birefringence (Delta n), large dielectric anisotropy (Delta E), and low-loss polar nematic liquid crystal compounds and mixtures for infrared applications, especially in the MWIR spectral region. The performance goals are: Delta n 0.2 (at lambda 4m), Delta E 5 (at 1 kHz), and absorption coefficient alpha 5/cm.


Descriptors :   *LIQUID CRYSTALS , ABSORPTION , BIREFRINGENCE , FLUORINATION , INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY , INTERMEDIATE INFRARED RADIATION


Subject Categories : Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE