Accession Number:

ADA592649

Title:

Direct Measurement of Electric-Field-Induced Birefringence in a Polymer-Stabilized Blue-Phase Liquid Crystal Composite

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO COLLEGE OF OPTICS AND PHOTONICS

Report Date:

2010-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

We demonstrate a method to directly measure the electric-fieldinduced birefringence of a polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal 201PSBPLC202 composite. The induced birefringence follows the extended Kerr effect well and is approximately 3X the ordinary refractive index change. The measured data are validated by comparing the simulated and measured voltage-dependent transmittance with an in-plane switching cell. The impact of these results to the material optimization of emerging BPLC displays is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE