Abstract

A single-cell-gap transflective display using a blue-phase liquid crystal (BP-LC) is proposed. In order to balance the optical phase retardation between transmissive (T) and reflective (R) regions, in-plane protrusion electrodes are formed in both T and R regions on the bottom substrate, and only in the T region on the top substrate. The device exhibits well-matched voltage dependent transmittance and reflectance curves, a low operating voltage, and a wide viewing angle.

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2010 (2)

2009 (5)

L. Rao, Z. Ge, S. T. Wu, S. H. Lee, "Low voltage blue-phase liquid crystal displays," Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 231101.1-231101.3 (2009).

Z. Ge, L. Rao, S. Gauza, S. T. Wu, "Modeling of blue phase liquid crystal displays," J. Display Technol. 5, 250-256 (2009).

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Z. Ge, X. Zhu, T. X. Wu, S. T. Wu, W. Y. Li, C. K. Wei, "Switchable transmissive and reflective liquid crystal display using a multi-domain vertical alignment," J. Soc. Inf. Display 17, 561-566 (2009).

Y. Li, Z. Ge, S. T. Wu, "A simple transflective LCD for mobile applications," J. Display Technol. 5, 319-322 (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, 043119-043121 (2008).

Z. Ge, M. Jiao, R. Lu, T. X. Wu, S. T. Wu, W. Y. Li, C. K. Wei, "Wide-view and broadband circular polarizers for transflective liquid crystal displays," J. Display Technol. 4, 129-138 (2008).

2007 (1)

H. Y. Kim, Z. Ge, S. T. Wu, S. H. Lee, "Wide-view transflective liquid crystal display for mobile applications," App. Phys. Lett. 91, 231108.1-231108.3 (2007).

2005 (4)

X. Zhu, Z. Ge, T. X. Wu, S. T. Wu, "Transflective liquid crystal displays," J. Display Technol. 1, 15-29 (2005).

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, 2311-2315 (2005).

Y. Hisakado, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, T. Kajiyama, "Large electro-optic Kerr effect in polymer-stabilized liquid-crystalline blue phases," Adv. Mater. 17, 96-98 (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).

2003 (1)

S. H. Lee, H. W. Do, G. D. Lee, T. H. Yoon, J. C. Kim, "A novel transflective liquid crystal display with a periodically patterned electrode," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, L1455-L1458 (2003).

2002 (1)

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

1990 (1)

A. Lien, "Extended Jones matrix representation for the twisted nematic liquid-crystal display at oblique incidence," Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 2767-2769 (1990).

1875 (1)

J. Kerr, "A new relation between electricity and light: Dielectrified media birefringent," Phil. Mag. 50, 337-348 (1875).

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, 2311-2315 (2005).

Y. Hisakado, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, T. Kajiyama, "Large electro-optic Kerr effect in polymer-stabilized liquid-crystalline blue phases," Adv. Mater. 17, 96-98 (2005).

App. Phys. Lett. (1)

H. Y. Kim, Z. Ge, S. T. Wu, S. H. Lee, "Wide-view transflective liquid crystal display for mobile applications," App. Phys. Lett. 91, 231108.1-231108.3 (2007).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

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, 043119-043121 (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, 101104.1-101104. 3 (2009).

L. Rao, Z. Ge, S. T. Wu, S. H. Lee, "Low voltage blue-phase liquid crystal displays," Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 231101.1-231101.3 (2009).

A. Lien, "Extended Jones matrix representation for the twisted nematic liquid-crystal display at oblique incidence," Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 2767-2769 (1990).

J. Display Technol. (4)

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).

J. Soc. Inf. Display (1)

Z. Ge, X. Zhu, T. X. Wu, S. T. Wu, W. Y. Li, C. K. Wei, "Switchable transmissive and reflective liquid crystal display using a multi-domain vertical alignment," J. Soc. Inf. Display 17, 561-566 (2009).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

S. H. Lee, H. W. Do, G. D. Lee, T. H. Yoon, J. C. Kim, "A novel transflective liquid crystal display with a periodically patterned electrode," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, L1455-L1458 (2003).

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. Express (2)

Phil. Mag. (1)

J. Kerr, "A new relation between electricity and light: Dielectrified media birefringent," Phil. Mag. 50, 337-348 (1875).

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