Publication Title

Applied Physics Letters

Publication Date

1-17-2005

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1063/1.1852720

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

We report a stressed liquid crystal (SLC) that produce a large shift in phase retardation at submillisecond speeds. The SLC consists of uniformly aligned micro-domains of a liquid crystal dispersed in a polymer structure. Mechanical stress produces uniform alignment, essentially eliminates light scattering, and substantially improves the electro-optic performance. A 22-μm-thick SLC film switches more than 2μm of phase retardation in less than 1ms. The system has a linear voltage response with essentially no hysteresis.

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Copyright 2005 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 031111 (2005) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1852720.


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