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Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Devices
Author(s): J. S. Patel; J. W. Goodby
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Paper Abstract

In certain lamellar smectic liquid crystal phases, the molecules are arranged so that they are tilted with respect to the layers of the phase. When the constituent molecules of these phases are chiral, the phase exhibits ferroelectricity. The arrangement of the molecules and the symmetry of the various phases are described. These phases can be used in a variety of electro-optical devices. A number of display devices are described utilizing combinations of polarizers, reflectors, wave-plates, dyes and the ferroelectric medium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0613, Nonlinear Optics and Applications, (16 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.960400
Show Author Affiliations
J. S. Patel, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)
J. W. Goodby, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0613:
Nonlinear Optics and Applications
Pochi Yeh, Editor(s)

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