1 September 2002 Fundamental display properties of flexible devices containing polymer-stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal between plastic substrates
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Optical Engineering, 41(9), (2002). doi:10.1117/1.1496112
Abstract
We describe several fundamental display properties of a flexible ferroelectric liquid crystal device containing polymer fibers between thin plastic substrates. The composite film of liquid crystal and polymer was created from a solution of liquid crystal and monomer materials between the plastic substrates under ultraviolet light irradiation. The dynamic electrooptic response to analog voltage pulses was examined with an incidence of laser beam light, and its light modulation property exhibited good linearity in continuous gray-scale capability. The excellent spatial uniformity of liquid crystal alignment formed between the flexible substrates resulted in high-contrast light modulation, although slight spontaneous bending of liquid crystal alignment in the device plane was recognized. When the laser light beam was obliquely incident on the flexible display device, the measured transmittance revealed that the device has a wide viewing angle of more than 100 deg without contrast reversal. This is considered to be caused by the molecular switching in the device plane and the thin electrooptic layer in the display device.
Hideo Fujikake, Takeshi Murashige, Hiroto Sato, Yoshiki Iino, Masahiro Kawakita, Hiroshi Kikuchi, "Fundamental display properties of flexible devices containing polymer-stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal between plastic substrates," Optical Engineering 41(9), (1 September 2002). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1496112
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Polymers

LCDs

Electro optics

Composites

Liquid crystals

Flexible displays

Polymer thin films

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