Title

Electrically Switched Color with Polymer-Stabilized Blue-Phase Liquid Crystals

Publication Title

Optics Letters

Publication Date

2-15-2010

Document Type

Article

Keywords

systems

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

We report an electrical-field switched color device using a polymer-stabilized blue-phase ( PSBP) liquid crystal in which the Bragg-reflected color of the blue phase ( BP) can be switched to reflect a second color. The phase-separated three-dimensional polymer network transcribes the cubic structure of a BP liquid crystal and restrains the deformation of cubic lattice by the external electric field. The new wide-range electric-field switched colors with PSBP may be an important step toward ecofriendly color reflective displays. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Comments

This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/ Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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