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Ferroelectric Liquid-Crystal And Fast Nematic Spatial Light Modulators
Author(s): D. Armitage; J. I. Thackara; N. A. Clark; M. A. Handschy
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Paper Abstract

The electro-optic display industry has developed liquid-crystal technology to the level of TV imaging. For optical processing and other special applications, a much faster response time is desirable. Techniques which optimize the response of nematic liquid crystals are reviewed. Ferroelectric liquid crystals are described, with which switching speeds well beyond nematic limitation are achieved. A photoaddressed spatial light modulator using bismuth silicon oxide as the photoconductor addressing a surface-stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal is described. Initial experimental results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0684, Liquid Crystals and Spatial Light Modulator Materials, (19 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936480
Show Author Affiliations
D. Armitage, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc. (United States)
J. I. Thackara, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc. (United States)
N. A. Clark, Displaytech, Inc. (United States)
M. A. Handschy, Displaytech, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0684:
Liquid Crystals and Spatial Light Modulator Materials
William A. Penn, Editor(s)

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