Micro-/nanostructure-stabilized liquid-crystalline blue-phase

Ying Lung Daniel Ho, Mike P.C. Taverne, Pisu Jiang, Shun An Jiang, Jia De Lin, Chia Rong Lee, John G. Rarity

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Abstract

Currently, the remaining grand challenge liquid crystal displays (LCD's) face in the market is response time (a few milliseconds), which is ∼ 100 times slower than that of OLEDs (∼ 0.1 ms). To achieve the goal of sub-millisecond response time and suppressing the colour breakup issue, blue phase liquid crystal (BPLC) is emerging as a strong candidate. The blue phase is stable in a narrow temperature range and consists of individual liquid crystal molecules arranged into double twisted cylinders. However, the strong wavelength dependent scattering of circularly polarised light dependent on lattice constant and crystal orientation leads to striking visual colour effects which hint at future display applications. To improve temperature stability, cross-linked polymer networks have been used to stabilize the BPLC lattice structure and extend the blue phase temperature range to more than 95°C including room temperature. However, this approach leads to randomly oriented blue phase (BP) structures with poor optical transmittance, contrast and high operating voltage (>100 V) [1].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104690
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun
Event2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2019 Jun 232019 Jun 27

Publication series

Name2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period19-06-2319-06-27

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Spectroscopy
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Ho, Y. L. D., Taverne, M. P. C., Jiang, P., Jiang, S. A., Lin, J. D., Lee, C. R., & Rarity, J. G. (2019). Micro-/nanostructure-stabilized liquid-crystalline blue-phase. In 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019 [8872302] (2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872302