Optically-isotropic nanoencapsulated liquid crystal displays based on Kerr effect

Seung Gon Kang, Jae Hoon Kim

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Abstract

An innovative liquid crystal display (LCD), incorporating inplane switching mechanism with LC nanoencapsulation, is developed and its electro-optic (EO) performances are characterized. The nanoencapsulated LCDs exhibit electric-field induced transitions from an optically-isotropic state to an anisotropic one based on Kerr effect. Extremely small size of LC droplets embedded in the nanoencapsulated layer, less than a quarter of wavelength of incident light, appear transparent in the voltage-off state and gradually becomes birefringent in response to applied voltage, exhibiting the optical behavior of uniaxial retarder. Due to optically-isotropic nature and a large Kerr effect, they show wide viewing angle characteristics and good EO performances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15719-15727
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013 Jul 1

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