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16 June 1986 Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Devices
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Proceedings Volume 0613, Nonlinear Optics and Applications; (1986)
Event: O-E/LASE'86 Symposium, 1986, Los Angeles, CA, United States
In certain lamellar smectic liquid crystal phases, the molecules are arranged so that they are tilted with respect to the layers of the phase. When the constituent molecules of these phases are chiral, the phase exhibits ferroelectricity. The arrangement of the molecules and the symmetry of the various phases are described. These phases can be used in a variety of electro-optical devices. A number of display devices are described utilizing combinations of polarizers, reflectors, wave-plates, dyes and the ferroelectric medium.
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J. S. Patel and J. W. Goodby "Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Devices", Proc. SPIE 0613, Nonlinear Optics and Applications, (16 June 1986);

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