19 February 2014 Design of a cholesteric liquid crystal cell for a high-transmittance light shutter
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Proceedings Volume 9004, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies IX; 90040L (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2037547
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
Recently, active studies on a transparent organic light-emitting diode (OLED) are in progress as a next generation display. However, since it is not possible to obtain a dark state using a transparent OLED, it exhibits poor visibility. This inevitable problem can be solved by placing a light shutter behind a transparent OLED display. In this paper, we propose a light shutter using dye-doped liquid crystals (LCs) whose Bragg reflection wavelength is chosen to be infrared by controlling the pitch of cholesteric liquid crystals (ChLCs). The proposed light shutter is switchable between the dark planar state and the transparent homeotropic state. The proposed light shutter has the advantages of the high transmittance, low operation voltage, and easy fabrication process compared with previous light shutter devices using liquid crystals. It is expected that the proposed light shutter can be applied to realize high visibility transparent OLEDs and emerging smart windows.
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Byeong-Hun Yu, Byeong-Hun Yu, Jae-Won Huh, Jae-Won Huh, Tae-Hoon Yoon, Tae-Hoon Yoon, "Design of a cholesteric liquid crystal cell for a high-transmittance light shutter", Proc. SPIE 9004, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies IX, 90040L (19 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2037547; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2037547


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