Abstract

A 4π phase modulator with an average gray-to-gray response time of ~ 400 μs is demonstrated based on sheared polymer network liquid crystal (SPNLC). This device exhibits a low scattering at 532 nm due to our new material set and shearing technique. We also discuss the application of SPNLCs for 3D display, such as lenticular lens.

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J. Sun, H. Xianyu, Y. Chen, S. T. Wu, "Submillisecond-response polymer network liquid crystal phase modulators at 1.06 $\mu$m wavelengths," Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 021106 (2011).

2010 (2)

Y. P. Huang, C.-W. Chen, T.-C. Shen, J.-F. Huang, "Autostereoscopic 3D display with scanning multi-electrode driven liquid crystal (MeD-LC) lens," 3D Res. 1, 39-42 (2010).

G. D. Love, A. K. Kirby, R. A. Ramsey, "Sub-millisecond, high stroke phase modulation using polymer network liquid crystals," Opt. Express 18, 7384-7389 (2010).

2009 (2)

J. Sun, H. Xianyu, S. Gauza, S. T. Wu, "High birefringence phenyl-tolane positive compounds for dual frequency liquid crystals," Liq. Cryst. 36, 1401-1408 (2009).

H. Xianyu, S. T. Wu, C. L. Lin, "Dual frequency liquid crystals: A review," Liq. Cryst. 36, 717-726 (2009).

2007 (1)

2005 (4)

Y. H. Wu, Y. H. Lin, H. Ren, X. Nie, J. H. Lee, S. T. Wu, "Axially-symmetric sheared polymer network liquid crystals," Opt. Express 13, 4638-4644 (2005).

Y. H. Lin, H. W. Ren, K. H. Fan-Chiang, W. K. Choi, S. Gauza, X. Y. Zhu, S. T. Wu, "Tunable-focus cylindrical liquid crystal lens," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 243-244 (2005).

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2004 (3)

H. Ren, Y. H. Fan, S. Gauza, S. T. Wu, "Tunable-focus cylindrical liquid crystal lens," J. Jpn. Appl. Phys. 43, 652-652 (2004).

J. Li, S. T. Wu, "Extended Cauchy equations for the refractive indices of liquid crystals," J. Appl. Phys. 95, 896-901 (2004).

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

2002 (1)

H. W. Ren, S. T. Wu, "Anisotropic liquid crystal gels for switchable polarizers and displays," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 1432-1434 (2002).

1993 (1)

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

1990 (1)

S. T. Wu, C. S. Wu, "Experimental confirmation of the Osipov-Terentjev theory on the viscosity of nematic liquid crystals," Phys. Rev. A 42, 2219-2227 (1990).

1989 (1)

1987 (1)

1986 (1)

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

1984 (1)

1981 (1)

M. Schadt, "Dielectric heating and relaxations in nematic liquid crystals," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 66, 319-336 (1981).

1975 (1)

I. Haller, "Thermodynamic and static properties of liquid crystals," Prog. Solid State Chem. 10, 103-110 (1975).

3D Res. (1)

Y. P. Huang, C.-W. Chen, T.-C. Shen, J.-F. Huang, "Autostereoscopic 3D display with scanning multi-electrode driven liquid crystal (MeD-LC) lens," 3D Res. 1, 39-42 (2010).

Appl. Opt. (3)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

H. W. Ren, S. T. Wu, "Anisotropic liquid crystal gels for switchable polarizers and displays," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 1432-1434 (2002).

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

J. Sun, H. Xianyu, Y. Chen, S. T. Wu, "Submillisecond-response polymer network liquid crystal phase modulators at 1.06 $\mu$m wavelengths," Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 021106 (2011).

J. L. West, G. Zhang, A. Glushchenko, Y. Reznikov, "Fast birefringent mode stressed liquid crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 031111 (2005).

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. Li, S. T. Wu, "Extended Cauchy equations for the refractive indices of liquid crystals," J. Appl. Phys. 95, 896-901 (2004).

J. Jpn. Appl. Phys. (1)

H. Ren, Y. H. Fan, S. Gauza, S. T. Wu, "Tunable-focus cylindrical liquid crystal lens," J. Jpn. Appl. Phys. 43, 652-652 (2004).

J. Soc. Inf. Display (1)

J. Li, G. Baird, Y. H. Lin, H. Ren, S. T. Wu, "Refractive-index matching between liquid crystals and photopolymers," J. Soc. Inf. Display 13, 1017-1026 (2005).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

Y. H. Lin, H. W. Ren, K. H. Fan-Chiang, W. K. Choi, S. Gauza, X. Y. Zhu, S. T. Wu, "Tunable-focus cylindrical liquid crystal lens," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 243-244 (2005).

Liq. Cryst. (2)

J. Sun, H. Xianyu, S. Gauza, S. T. Wu, "High birefringence phenyl-tolane positive compounds for dual frequency liquid crystals," Liq. Cryst. 36, 1401-1408 (2009).

H. Xianyu, S. T. Wu, C. L. Lin, "Dual frequency liquid crystals: A review," Liq. Cryst. 36, 717-726 (2009).

Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. (1)

M. Schadt, "Dielectric heating and relaxations in nematic liquid crystals," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 66, 319-336 (1981).

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).

Opt. Express (3)

Phys. Rev. A (2)

S. T. Wu, C. S. Wu, "Experimental confirmation of the Osipov-Terentjev theory on the viscosity of nematic liquid crystals," Phys. Rev. A 42, 2219-2227 (1990).

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

Prog. Solid State Chem. (1)

I. Haller, "Thermodynamic and static properties of liquid crystals," Prog. Solid State Chem. 10, 103-110 (1975).

Other (1)

N. A. Dodgson, J. R. Moore, S. R. Lang, G. Martin, P. Canepa, "A 50$'$ time-multiplexed autostereoscopic display," Proc. SPIE (2000) pp. 177-183.

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