Abstract

A low-voltage, high-transmittance, hysteresis-free, and submillisecond-response polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal (BPLC) display with vertical field switching (VFS) and oblique incident light is demonstrated. In the VFS mode, the electric field is in longitudinal direction and is uniform. By using a thin cell gap and a large oblique incident angle, the operation voltage is significantly reduced which plays a key role to eliminate hysteresis and residual birefringence. The VFS mode is a strong contender for the emerging BPLC display and photonic devices.

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2011

J. Yan, L. Rao, M. Jiao, Y. Li, H. C. Cheng, S. T. Wu, "Polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystals for next-generation display and photonic applications," J. Mater. Chem. 21, 7870-7877 (2011).

H. C. Cheng, J. Yan, T. Ishinabe, S. T. Wu, "Vertical field switching for blue-phase liquid crystal devices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 261102 (2011).

K. Käläntär, "A monolithic segmented functional light guide for 2-D dimming LCD backlight," J. Soc. Inf. Display 19, 37-47 (2011).

L. Rao, J. Yan, S. T. Wu, S. Yamamoto, Y. Haseba, "A large Kerr constant polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 081109 (2011).

M. Jiao, J. Yan, S. T. Wu, "Dispersion relation on the Kerr constant of a polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystal," Phys. Rev. E. 83, 041706 (2011).

2010

2009

L. Rao, Z. Ge, S. T. Wu, S. H. Lee, "Low voltage blue-phase liquid crystal displays," Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 231101 (2009).

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).

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

M. Kim, M. S. Kim, B. G. Kang, M. K. Kim, S. Yoon, S. H. Lee, Z. Ge, L. Rao, S. Gauza, S. T. Wu, "Wall-shaped electrodes for reducing the operation voltage of polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal displays," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42, 235502 (2009).

2007

M. Sato, A. Yoshizawa, "Electro-Optical Switching in a blue phase III exhibited by a chiral liquid crystal oligomer," Adv. Mater. 19, 4145 (2007).

2006

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 (2005).

2002

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

Adv. Mater.

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).

M. Sato, A. Yoshizawa, "Electro-Optical Switching in a blue phase III exhibited by a chiral liquid crystal oligomer," Adv. Mater. 19, 4145 (2007).

Appl. Phys. Lett.

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).

M. Jiao, Y. Li, S. T. Wu, "Low voltage and high transmittance blue-phase liquid crystal displays with corrugated electrodes," Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 011102 (2010).

H. C. Cheng, J. Yan, T. Ishinabe, S. T. Wu, "Vertical field switching for blue-phase liquid crystal devices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 261102 (2011).

L. Rao, Z. Ge, S. T. Wu, S. H. Lee, "Low voltage blue-phase liquid crystal displays," Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 231101 (2009).

L. Rao, J. Yan, S. T. Wu, S. Yamamoto, Y. Haseba, "A large Kerr constant polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 081109 (2011).

J. Yan, H. C. Cheng, S. Gauza, Y. Li, M. Jiao, L. Rao, S. T. Wu, "Extended Kerr effect in polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 071105 (2010).

J. Display Technol.

J. Mater. Chem.

J. Yan, L. Rao, M. Jiao, Y. Li, H. C. Cheng, S. T. Wu, "Polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystals for next-generation display and photonic applications," J. Mater. Chem. 21, 7870-7877 (2011).

J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.

M. Kim, M. S. Kim, B. G. Kang, M. K. Kim, S. Yoon, S. H. Lee, Z. Ge, L. Rao, S. Gauza, S. T. Wu, "Wall-shaped electrodes for reducing the operation voltage of polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal displays," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42, 235502 (2009).

J. Soc. Inf. Display

K. Käläntär, "A monolithic segmented functional light guide for 2-D dimming LCD backlight," J. Soc. Inf. Display 19, 37-47 (2011).

Nat. Mater.

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

Opt. Express

Phys. Rev. E.

M. Jiao, J. Yan, S. T. Wu, "Dispersion relation on the Kerr constant of a polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystal," Phys. Rev. E. 83, 041706 (2011).

Other

H. Takemoto, T. Fuchida, S. Shutou, M. Miyatake, "The performance of collimated backlight and front diffusing systems on several LC modes," Proc. IDW'09 (2009) pp. 1907-1908.

H. Lee, H. J. Park, O. J. Kwon, S. J. Yun, J. H. Park, S. Hong, S. T. Shin, "The world's first blue phase liquid crystal display," SID Symp. Dig. (2011) pp. 122-125.

Y. H. Kim, S. T. Hur, K. W. Park, D. H. Park, S. W. Choi, H. R. Kim, "A vertical-field-driven polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal displays," SID Symp. Dig. (2011) pp. 298-301.

M. Oe, I. Chiba, Plane Light Source Unit US Patent 5126882 (1992).

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