Hysteresis of polymer stabilized blue phase liquid crystals

Hung Shan Chen, Chun Hung Wu, Michael Chen, Yi-Hsin Lin*

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We demonstrate a hysteresis-free polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals (PSBP-LCs) as well as hysteresis-free dye-doped polymer stabilized blue phase liquid crystals (DDPSBP-LCs) by means of enlarging the domain size and improving the uniformity of the crystal orientations of PSBP-LC and DDPSBP-LC. The mechanism based on the crystal growth is proposed. The hysteresis-free PSBP-LC (or DDPSBP-LC) is important in PSBP-LC-based photonic devices, such as displays, electro-optical switches, and electrically tunable focusing LC lenses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiquid Crystals XVI
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012
EventLiquid Crystals XVI - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 12 Aug 201215 Aug 2012

Publication series

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


ConferenceLiquid Crystals XVI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Blue Phase Liquid Crystals
  • Crystal Growth
  • Hysteresis
  • Liquid Crystal

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