Flexible and reflective polarizer-free liquid crystal displays using dye-doped liquid crystal gels

Yi-Hsin Lin*, Jhih Ming Yang, Shie-Chang Jeng, Yan Rung Lin, Chi Chang Liao

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A flexible and reflective polarizer-free display using dye-doped liquid crystal (LC) gels is demonstrated. The electro-optical performances of both scattering and absorption based dye-doped LC gels depend on curing temperatures. The dye-doped LC gel shows good reflectance ∼55%, good contrast ratio∼450:1 and fast response∼6.5ms at curing temperature 10 °C when UV curing intensity is 2.6 mW/cm2. The EO performance depends on the curing temperature. The hysteresis is independent of sampling time duration. The bending curvature is 21 mm. The response of dye-doped LC gels is faster under bending due to the bending-induced sheared force of polymer networks. The dye-doped LC gels open a new window for trimable electronic papers, decorative displays and switchable curtains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies III
StatePublished - 15 May 2008
EventEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies III - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 20 Jan 200822 Jan 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Flexible display
  • Guest-host
  • Liquid crystal
  • Polarizer-free

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