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Optically active (cholesteric with intermediate chirality) LC structure for light modulation
Author(s): Gouram S. Chilaya; Andro Chanishvili; David Sikharulidze
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Paper Abstract

A new electro-optic effect in an optically active nematic chiral structure beyond Mauguin's region has been studied. This structure rotates the polarization plane of incident light, and a liquid crystal with positive dielectric anisotropy sandwiched between crossed polarizers is switched from transparent into dark state in electric field. The characteristic features of this structure are: (a) the absence of oscillations in the transmission-voltage characteristics, (b) low demands on surface conditions (including nonrubbed cells), (c) the ability to function in any position between crossed polarizers, and (d) wide viewing angle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2372, Liquid Crystals: Materials Science and Applications, (2 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.215578
Show Author Affiliations
Gouram S. Chilaya, Institute of Cybernetics (Georgia)
Andro Chanishvili, Institute of Cybernetics (Georgia)
David Sikharulidze, Institute of Cybernetics (Georgia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2372:
Liquid Crystals: Materials Science and Applications
Jozef Zmija, Editor(s)

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