1 July 2002 Electro-optic system for online light transmission control of polymer-dispersed liquid crystal windows
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Optical Engineering, 41(7), (2002). doi:10.1117/1.1481049
Abstract
Polymer-dispersed liquid crystals (PDLCs) are formed by microdroplets of liquid crystal embedded in a flexible matrix and sandwiched between transparent electrodes. Large area units (several square meters) can be easily prepared. Opaque, transparent, and intermediate light transmission states can be achieved by applying appropriate electric fields. These features allow their use in active windows for illumination, greenhouse regulation, and privacy, both on buildings and vehicles. An electro-optic system based on a microcontrolled driver was implemented for on-line control of PDLC windows. The system may self- regulate daylight or may be used as remote control.
Jose M. Sanchez-Pena, Carmen Vazquez, I. Perez, Inmaculada Rodriguez, Jose Manuel Oton, "Electro-optic system for online light transmission control of polymer-dispersed liquid crystal windows," Optical Engineering 41(7), (1 July 2002). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1481049
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Liquid crystals

Control systems

Polymers

Electro optical systems

Electro optic polymers

Microcontrollers

Prototyping

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