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Light scattering in PDLC films: how to build a better window
Author(s): Paul S. Drzaic; Anne M. Gonzales; Peter van Konynenburg
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Paper Abstract

Polymer-dispersed liquid crystals can be used to construct large-area architectural light shutters. Common problems in this application include off-axis haze and image bleedthrough. We describe a scheme which allows for wide viewing angles with low haze in powered films while maintaining adequate scattering at zero-fields. The scattering properties of films at low and high field states are related to the anomalous diffraction approximation for light scattering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2175, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications III, (4 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172118
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Paul S. Drzaic, Raychem Corp. (United States)
Anne M. Gonzales, Raychem Corp. (United States)
Peter van Konynenburg, Raychem Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2175:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications III
Ranganathan Shashidhar, Editor(s)

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