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Electrically switchable mirrors based on polymer-stabilized cholesteric liquid crystals
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Paper Abstract

We developed an electrically switchable mirror based on polymer-stabilized, short-pitched cholesteric liquid crystals using electro-optical cells with planar alignment. The devices enable the switching of a pre-selected reflective wavelength of the cholesteric to reflect a different wavelength in corresponding to the magnitude of applied electric field. The principle of the wavelength shift to a shorter wavelength is a result of field-induced pitch shortening near the boundaries. The spectral wavelength shift of the reflected wavelength is about 140-nm and the wavelength shift is linearly proportional to the magnitude of applied voltage. The optical response of the device is also studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6487, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies II, 64870P (14 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.708240
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Shin-Ying Lu, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Andrii Golovin, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Liang-Chy Chien, Kent State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6487:
Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies II
Liang-Chy Chien, Editor(s)

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