High contrast and fast response polarization-independent reflective display using a dye-doped dual-frequency liquid crystal gel

Yi-Hsin Lin*, Hongwen Ren, Sebastian Gauza, Yung Hsun Wu, Ying Zhou, Shin Tson Wu

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

16 Scopus citations

Abstract

We have developed a new guest-host reflective display using a dye-doped dual-frequency liquid crystal (DFLC) gel. By combining dye absorption and maximal light scattering, the display is polarization independent and exhibits a high contrast ( 230:1). The high reflectivity (R 50%) is because of the vertical aligned structure at 0 V rms . The fast response time ( 5 ms) is also fast due to the frequency modulation. A black and white segmented-alphabet reflective display prototype is also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-378
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume453
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Dual frequency liquid crystal
  • Gel
  • Guest-host reflective display
  • High contrast
  • Polarization-independent

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'High contrast and fast response polarization-independent reflective display using a dye-doped dual-frequency liquid crystal gel'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this