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Photonic applications of glassy liquid crystals
Author(s): Huang-Ming Philip Chen; K. G. Pani Kumar; Chi-Wen Lin; Chun Ki Kim; Shaw H. Chen
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Paper Abstract

Glassy liquid crystals (GLCs) possessing multi-functionalities, excellent morphological stability, and elevated phase transition temperature have been designed and synthesized for photonic device applications. Recent development has been reported on deterministic synthesis approach for scalable process in preparing GLC materials. The advanced processing eases the material preparation and tailors the material properties accordingly to suit device applications. These applications can be found in: (1) chiral nematic GLCs for circularly polarizers and notch filters, (2) photochromic nematic GLC, which can be photomodulated reflective indices in the solid states, for potential applications in nondestructive rewritable optical data storages and photonic switching, and (3) ferroelectric GLCs for potential fast switching light valves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5872, Advancements in Polymer Optics Design, Fabrication, and Materials, 587204 (25 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.616866
Show Author Affiliations
Huang-Ming Philip Chen, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
K. G. Pani Kumar, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Chi-Wen Lin, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Chun Ki Kim, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Shaw H. Chen, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5872:
Advancements in Polymer Optics Design, Fabrication, and Materials
Timothy D. Goodman, Editor(s)

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