A bistable liquid-crystal display mode based on electrically driven smectic A layer reorientation

Hui Yu Chen*, Renfan Shao, Eva Korblova, Wei Lee, David Walba, Noel A. Clark

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Abstract

We describe a device geometry using interdigital electrodes that enables the electrically driven reorientation of smectic A layers from a homeotropic state (dark between crossed polarizers) to a planar state (bright between crossed polarizers) and back again. The resulting electro-optic effect is strongly bistable and gives high contrast ratio and fast response, rendering it a potential candidate for flexible-display applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number163506
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume91
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 31 Oct 2007

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