Abstract

We propose a numerical model based on Kerr effect for simulating the electro-optics of polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal displays (BP-LCDs). Parameters affecting the electro-optics of BP-LCDs in in-plane-switching (IPS) structures, such as wavelength, temperature, electrode dimension, and cell gap are investigated. In addition, viewing angle and color shift of IPS BP-LCDs are studied.

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2009 (1)

Z. Ge, S. Gauza, M. Jiao, H. Xianyu, S. T. Wu, "Electro-optics of polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal displays," Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 101104 (2009).

2008 (2)

S.-W. Choi, S.-I. Yamamoto, Y. Haseba, H. Higuchi, H. Kikuchi, "Optically isotropic-nanostructured liquid crystal composite with high Kerr constant," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 043119 (2008).

Z. Ge, S. T. Wu, S. S. Kim, J. W. Park, S. H. Lee, "Thin cell fringe-field-switching liquid crystal display with a chiral dopant," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 181109 (2008).

2007 (1)

2006 (1)

2005 (3)

Y. Haseba, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, T. Kajiyama, "Large electro-optic Kerr effect in nanostructured chiral liquid-crystal composites over a wide temperature range," Adv. Mater. 17, 2311 (2005).

Y. Hisakado, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, T. Kajiyama, "Large electro-optic Kerr effect in polymer-stabilized liquid-crystalline blue phases," Adv. Mater. 17, 96 (2005).

Z. Ge, T. X. Wu, X. Zhu, S. T. Wu, "Reflective liquid crystal displays with asymmetric incidence and exit angles," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A. 22, 966-977 (2005).

2004 (1)

Y. H. Fan, Y. H. Lin, H. Ren, S. Gauza, S. T. Wu, "Fast-response time and scattering-free polymer network liquid crystals for infrared light modulators," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 1233-1235 (2004).

2002 (1)

H. Kikuchi, M. Yokota, Y. Hiskado, H. Yang, T. Kajiyama, "Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal blue phases," Nat. Mater. 1, 64-68 (2002).

1998 (1)

S. H. Lee, S. L. Lee, H. Y. Kim, "Electro-optic characteristics and switching principle of a nematic liquid crystal cell controlled by fringe-field switching," Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 2881-2283 (1998).

1995 (1)

M. Ohe, K. Kondo, "Electro-optical characteristics and switching behavior of the in-plane switching mode," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 3895-3897 (1995).

1993 (1)

S. T. Wu, C. S. Wu, M. Warenghem, M. Ismaili, "Refractive index dispersions of liquid crystals," Opt. Eng. 32, 1775-1780 (1993).

1986 (1)

S. T. Wu, "Birefringence dispersions of liquid crystals," Phys. Rev. A. 33, 1270-1274 (1986).

1981 (1)

S. Meiboom, J. P. Sethna, W. P. Anderson, W. F. Brinkman, "Theory of the blue phase cholesteric liquid crystals," Phys. Rev. Lett. 46, 1216-1219 (1981).

Adv. Mater. (2)

Y. Haseba, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, T. Kajiyama, "Large electro-optic Kerr effect in nanostructured chiral liquid-crystal composites over a wide temperature range," Adv. Mater. 17, 2311 (2005).

Y. Hisakado, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, T. Kajiyama, "Large electro-optic Kerr effect in polymer-stabilized liquid-crystalline blue phases," Adv. Mater. 17, 96 (2005).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (6)

S.-W. Choi, S.-I. Yamamoto, Y. Haseba, H. Higuchi, H. Kikuchi, "Optically isotropic-nanostructured liquid crystal composite with high Kerr constant," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 043119 (2008).

Z. Ge, S. Gauza, M. Jiao, H. Xianyu, S. T. Wu, "Electro-optics of polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal displays," Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 101104 (2009).

Y. H. Fan, Y. H. Lin, H. Ren, S. Gauza, S. T. Wu, "Fast-response time and scattering-free polymer network liquid crystals for infrared light modulators," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 1233-1235 (2004).

M. Ohe, K. Kondo, "Electro-optical characteristics and switching behavior of the in-plane switching mode," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 3895-3897 (1995).

S. H. Lee, S. L. Lee, H. Y. Kim, "Electro-optic characteristics and switching principle of a nematic liquid crystal cell controlled by fringe-field switching," Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 2881-2283 (1998).

Z. Ge, S. T. Wu, S. S. Kim, J. W. Park, S. H. Lee, "Thin cell fringe-field-switching liquid crystal display with a chiral dopant," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 181109 (2008).

J. Display Technol. (2)

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A. (1)

Z. Ge, T. X. Wu, X. Zhu, S. T. Wu, "Reflective liquid crystal displays with asymmetric incidence and exit angles," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A. 22, 966-977 (2005).

Nat. Mater. (1)

H. Kikuchi, M. Yokota, Y. Hiskado, H. Yang, T. Kajiyama, "Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal blue phases," Nat. Mater. 1, 64-68 (2002).

Opt. Eng. (1)

S. T. Wu, C. S. Wu, M. Warenghem, M. Ismaili, "Refractive index dispersions of liquid crystals," Opt. Eng. 32, 1775-1780 (1993).

Phys. Rev. A. (1)

S. T. Wu, "Birefringence dispersions of liquid crystals," Phys. Rev. A. 33, 1270-1274 (1986).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

S. Meiboom, J. P. Sethna, W. P. Anderson, W. F. Brinkman, "Theory of the blue phase cholesteric liquid crystals," Phys. Rev. Lett. 46, 1216-1219 (1981).

Other (2)

A. Yariv, P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystal: Propagation and Control of Laser Retardation (Wiley, 2002).

P. G. de Gennes, J. Prost, The Physics of Liquid Crystals (Clarendon, 1993).

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