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Recent advances in low power and flexible cholesteric LCDs (Invited Paper)
Author(s): Asad Khan; Tod Schneider; Forrest Nicholson; J. W. Doane
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Paper Abstract

This paper highlights recent advances toward flexible cholesteric displays including new night vision applications for military use and full color. Particular emphasis is paid to recently developed encapsulated cholesteric liquid crystals that are necessary for printing and coating the materials as well as prevent erasure of the image during flexing or handling the display. The paper presents recent results from encapsulation of cholesteric materials using polymerization induced phase separation and their progression towards thin flexible plastic based cholesteric displays. Several other key issues in the transition from smooth rigid glass substrates to flexible plastic substrates including spacing control and preparation of surfaces are discussed. Lastly, the night vision mode and night vision applications of cholesteric displays are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5801, Cockpit and Future Displays for Defense and Security, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604604
Show Author Affiliations
Asad Khan, Kent Displays, Inc. (United States)
Tod Schneider, Kent Displays, Inc. (United States)
Forrest Nicholson, Kent Displays, Inc. (United States)
J. W. Doane, Kent Displays, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5801:
Cockpit and Future Displays for Defense and Security
Darrel G. Hopper; Eric W. Forsythe; David C. Morton; Charles E. Bradford; Henry J. Girolamo, Editor(s)

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