Abstract

The real-time thermal imaging systems, which allow the rapid conversion, acquisition, and manipulation of obtained optical information, are the emerging technologies that offer a variety of imaging applications. Here, we present a novel type of thermal imaging device, based on the thermo-optical properties of liquid crystal blue phases. Herewith, the novelty lies in the use of a weak first-order phase transition between the blue phases controlled by external thermal fields. In turn, the stimulated interconversions of the selective reflections between the blue phases enable the visualization of the two-dimensional spatial distribution of the thermal fields. The real-time room temperature operation capabilities of the proposed thermal imaging device may enable applications in areas such as medicine, astronomy, security, surveillance, people tracking, aerospace monitoring, and artworks inspection.

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[Crossref]

2015 (2)

M. D. Rahman, S. Mohd Said, and S. Balamurugan, “Blue phase liquid crystal: strategies for phase stabilization and device development,” Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 16(3), 033501 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[PubMed]

2014 (4)

R. Usamentiaga, P. Venegas, J. Guerediaga, L. Vega, J. Molleda, and F. G. Bulnes, “Infrared thermography for temperature measurement and non-destructive testing,” Sensors (Basel) 14(7), 12305–12348 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Weinmann, J. Leitloff, L. Hoegner, B. Jutzi, U. Stilla, and S. Hinz, “Thermal 3D mapping for object detection in dynamic scenes,” ISPRS II(1), 53–60. (2014).

G. Petriashvili, M. P. De Santo, K. Chubinidze, R. Hamdi, and R. Barberi, “Visual micro-thermometers for nanoparticles photo-thermal conversion,” Opt. Express 22(12), 14705–14711 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sh. Ch. Chen, P. Ch. Wu, and W. Lee, “Dielectric and phase behaviors of blue-phase liquid crystals,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(11), 2392–2400 (2014).
[Crossref]

2013 (2)

2012 (1)

A. Mazzulla, G. Petriashvili, M. A. Matranga, M. P. De Santo, and R. Barberi, “Thermal and electrical laser tuning in liquid crystal blue phase I,” Soft Matter 8(18), 4882–4885 (2012).
[Crossref]

2011 (4)

J. Yan, L. Rao, M. Jiao, Y. Li, H.-C. Cheng, and S.-T. Wu, “Polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystals for next-generation display and photonics applications,” J. Mater. Chem. 21(22), 7870–7877 (2011).
[Crossref]

J. Yan and S.-T. Wu, “Polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals: a tutorial [Invited],” Opt. Mater. Express 1(8), 1527–1535 (2011).
[Crossref]

O. Henrich, K. Stratford, M. E. Cates, and D. Marenduzzo, “Structure of blue phase III of cholesteric liquid crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett 106(10), 107801 (2011).

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Fast electro-optic switching in liquid crystal blue phase II,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(13), 131905 (2011).

2010 (1)

K. Hanton, M. Butavicius, R. Johnson, and J. Sunde, “Improving infrared images for standoff object detection,” J. Comput. Inf. Tech. 18(2), 151–157 (2010).
[Crossref]

2007 (1)

M Loose, J. Beletic, J Garnett, and M. Xu, “High performance focal plane arrays based on Hawaii-2/4RG and SIDECAR ASIC,” Proc. of SPIE,  6690, 66900C-(1–14) (2007).

2005 (1)

A. Chanishvili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, and P. J. Collings, “Trans-cis isomerization and the blue phases,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 71(5), 051705 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2002 (1)

J. A. Staseik and T. A. Kowalewski, “Thermochromic liquid crystals applied for heat transfer research,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 10(1), 1–10 (2002).

1994 (1)

P. L. Richards, “Bolometers for infrared and millimeter waves,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(1), 1–24 (1994).
[Crossref]

1989 (1)

D. C. Wright and N. D. Mermin, “Crystalline liquids: the blue phases,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 61(385), 2 (1989).
[Crossref]

1983 (1)

R. M. Hornreich and S. Shtrikman, “Theory of light scattering in cholesteric blue phases,” Phys. Rev. A 28(3), 1791–1807 (1983).
[Crossref]

1975 (1)

D. Armitage and F. P. Price, “Calorimetry of liquid crystal phase transitions,” J. Phys. Colloq. 36(C1), 133–136 (1975).
[Crossref]

1969 (1)

J. E. Adams, W. Haas, and J. Wysocki, “Optical properties of certain cholesteric liquid crystal films,” J. Chem. Phys. 50(6), 2458–2464 (1969).
[Crossref]

1962 (1)

Adams, J. E.

J. E. Adams, W. Haas, and J. Wysocki, “Optical properties of certain cholesteric liquid crystal films,” J. Chem. Phys. 50(6), 2458–2464 (1969).
[Crossref]

Armitage, D.

D. Armitage and F. P. Price, “Calorimetry of liquid crystal phase transitions,” J. Phys. Colloq. 36(C1), 133–136 (1975).
[Crossref]

Balamurugan, S.

M. D. Rahman, S. Mohd Said, and S. Balamurugan, “Blue phase liquid crystal: strategies for phase stabilization and device development,” Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 16(3), 033501 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Barberi, R.

Beletic, J.

M Loose, J. Beletic, J Garnett, and M. Xu, “High performance focal plane arrays based on Hawaii-2/4RG and SIDECAR ASIC,” Proc. of SPIE,  6690, 66900C-(1–14) (2007).

Bulnes, F. G.

R. Usamentiaga, P. Venegas, J. Guerediaga, L. Vega, J. Molleda, and F. G. Bulnes, “Infrared thermography for temperature measurement and non-destructive testing,” Sensors (Basel) 14(7), 12305–12348 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Butavicius, M.

K. Hanton, M. Butavicius, R. Johnson, and J. Sunde, “Improving infrared images for standoff object detection,” J. Comput. Inf. Tech. 18(2), 151–157 (2010).
[Crossref]

Cates, M. E.

O. Henrich, K. Stratford, M. E. Cates, and D. Marenduzzo, “Structure of blue phase III of cholesteric liquid crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett 106(10), 107801 (2011).

Chanishvili, A.

A. Chanishvili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, and P. J. Collings, “Trans-cis isomerization and the blue phases,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 71(5), 051705 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chen, Sh. Ch.

Cheng, H.-C.

J. Yan, L. Rao, M. Jiao, Y. Li, H.-C. Cheng, and S.-T. Wu, “Polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystals for next-generation display and photonics applications,” J. Mater. Chem. 21(22), 7870–7877 (2011).
[Crossref]

Chilaya, G.

A. Chanishvili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, and P. J. Collings, “Trans-cis isomerization and the blue phases,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 71(5), 051705 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Choi, H.

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Fast electro-optic switching in liquid crystal blue phase II,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(13), 131905 (2011).

Chubinidze, K.

Ciuchi, F.

Collings, P. J.

A. Chanishvili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, and P. J. Collings, “Trans-cis isomerization and the blue phases,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 71(5), 051705 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

De Santo, M. P.

De Smet, H.

K. Orzechowski, M. W. Sierakowski, M. Sala-Tefelska, P. Joshi, T. R. Wolinski, and H. De Smet, “Polarization properties of cubic blue phases of a cholesteric liquid crystal,” Opt. Mater. 69, 259–264 (2017).
[Crossref]

Devadze, L.

Dubnika, A.

A. A. Gurjarpadhye, M. B. Parekh, A. Dubnika, J. Rajadas, and M. Inayathullah, “Infrared imaging tools for diagnostic applications in dermatology,” SM J Clin Med Imaging 1(1), 1–5 (2015).
[PubMed]

Garnett, J

M Loose, J. Beletic, J Garnett, and M. Xu, “High performance focal plane arrays based on Hawaii-2/4RG and SIDECAR ASIC,” Proc. of SPIE,  6690, 66900C-(1–14) (2007).

Guerediaga, J.

R. Usamentiaga, P. Venegas, J. Guerediaga, L. Vega, J. Molleda, and F. G. Bulnes, “Infrared thermography for temperature measurement and non-destructive testing,” Sensors (Basel) 14(7), 12305–12348 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gurjarpadhye, A. A.

A. A. Gurjarpadhye, M. B. Parekh, A. Dubnika, J. Rajadas, and M. Inayathullah, “Infrared imaging tools for diagnostic applications in dermatology,” SM J Clin Med Imaging 1(1), 1–5 (2015).
[PubMed]

Haas, W.

J. E. Adams, W. Haas, and J. Wysocki, “Optical properties of certain cholesteric liquid crystal films,” J. Chem. Phys. 50(6), 2458–2464 (1969).
[Crossref]

Hamdi, R.

Hanton, K.

K. Hanton, M. Butavicius, R. Johnson, and J. Sunde, “Improving infrared images for standoff object detection,” J. Comput. Inf. Tech. 18(2), 151–157 (2010).
[Crossref]

Henrich, O.

O. Henrich, K. Stratford, M. E. Cates, and D. Marenduzzo, “Structure of blue phase III of cholesteric liquid crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett 106(10), 107801 (2011).

Higuchi, H.

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Fast electro-optic switching in liquid crystal blue phase II,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(13), 131905 (2011).

Hinz, S.

M. Weinmann, J. Leitloff, L. Hoegner, B. Jutzi, U. Stilla, and S. Hinz, “Thermal 3D mapping for object detection in dynamic scenes,” ISPRS II(1), 53–60. (2014).

Hoegner, L.

M. Weinmann, J. Leitloff, L. Hoegner, B. Jutzi, U. Stilla, and S. Hinz, “Thermal 3D mapping for object detection in dynamic scenes,” ISPRS II(1), 53–60. (2014).

Hornreich, R. M.

R. M. Hornreich and S. Shtrikman, “Theory of light scattering in cholesteric blue phases,” Phys. Rev. A 28(3), 1791–1807 (1983).
[Crossref]

Inayathullah, M.

A. A. Gurjarpadhye, M. B. Parekh, A. Dubnika, J. Rajadas, and M. Inayathullah, “Infrared imaging tools for diagnostic applications in dermatology,” SM J Clin Med Imaging 1(1), 1–5 (2015).
[PubMed]

Japaridze, K.

Jiao, M.

J. Yan, L. Rao, M. Jiao, Y. Li, H.-C. Cheng, and S.-T. Wu, “Polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystals for next-generation display and photonics applications,” J. Mater. Chem. 21(22), 7870–7877 (2011).
[Crossref]

Johnson, R.

K. Hanton, M. Butavicius, R. Johnson, and J. Sunde, “Improving infrared images for standoff object detection,” J. Comput. Inf. Tech. 18(2), 151–157 (2010).
[Crossref]

Joshi, P.

K. Orzechowski, M. W. Sierakowski, M. Sala-Tefelska, P. Joshi, T. R. Wolinski, and H. De Smet, “Polarization properties of cubic blue phases of a cholesteric liquid crystal,” Opt. Mater. 69, 259–264 (2017).
[Crossref]

Jutzi, B.

M. Weinmann, J. Leitloff, L. Hoegner, B. Jutzi, U. Stilla, and S. Hinz, “Thermal 3D mapping for object detection in dynamic scenes,” ISPRS II(1), 53–60. (2014).

Kikuchi, H.

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Fast electro-optic switching in liquid crystal blue phase II,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(13), 131905 (2011).

Kowalewski, T. A.

J. A. Staseik and T. A. Kowalewski, “Thermochromic liquid crystals applied for heat transfer research,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 10(1), 1–10 (2002).

Lee, W.

Leitloff, J.

M. Weinmann, J. Leitloff, L. Hoegner, B. Jutzi, U. Stilla, and S. Hinz, “Thermal 3D mapping for object detection in dynamic scenes,” ISPRS II(1), 53–60. (2014).

Li, Y.

J. Yan, L. Rao, M. Jiao, Y. Li, H.-C. Cheng, and S.-T. Wu, “Polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystals for next-generation display and photonics applications,” J. Mater. Chem. 21(22), 7870–7877 (2011).
[Crossref]

Loose, M

M Loose, J. Beletic, J Garnett, and M. Xu, “High performance focal plane arrays based on Hawaii-2/4RG and SIDECAR ASIC,” Proc. of SPIE,  6690, 66900C-(1–14) (2007).

Maity, T.

M. Rai, T. Maity, and R. K. Yadav, “Thermal imaging system and its real time applications: a survey,” J. Eng. Technol. 6(2), 290–303 (2017).

Marenduzzo, D.

O. Henrich, K. Stratford, M. E. Cates, and D. Marenduzzo, “Structure of blue phase III of cholesteric liquid crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett 106(10), 107801 (2011).

Matranga, M. A.

G. Petriashvili, K. Japaridze, L. Devadze, C. Zurabishvili, N. Sepashvili, N. Ponjavidze, M. P. De Santo, M. A. Matranga, R. Hamdi, F. Ciuchi, and R. Barberi, “Paper like cholesteric interferential mirror,” Opt. Express 21(18), 20821–20830 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Mazzulla, G. Petriashvili, M. A. Matranga, M. P. De Santo, and R. Barberi, “Thermal and electrical laser tuning in liquid crystal blue phase I,” Soft Matter 8(18), 4882–4885 (2012).
[Crossref]

Mazzulla, A.

A. Mazzulla, G. Petriashvili, M. A. Matranga, M. P. De Santo, and R. Barberi, “Thermal and electrical laser tuning in liquid crystal blue phase I,” Soft Matter 8(18), 4882–4885 (2012).
[Crossref]

McDaniel, G. W.

Mermin, N. D.

D. C. Wright and N. D. Mermin, “Crystalline liquids: the blue phases,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 61(385), 2 (1989).
[Crossref]

Mohd Said, S.

M. D. Rahman, S. Mohd Said, and S. Balamurugan, “Blue phase liquid crystal: strategies for phase stabilization and device development,” Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 16(3), 033501 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Molleda, J.

R. Usamentiaga, P. Venegas, J. Guerediaga, L. Vega, J. Molleda, and F. G. Bulnes, “Infrared thermography for temperature measurement and non-destructive testing,” Sensors (Basel) 14(7), 12305–12348 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Orzechowski, K.

K. Orzechowski, M. W. Sierakowski, M. Sala-Tefelska, P. Joshi, T. R. Wolinski, and H. De Smet, “Polarization properties of cubic blue phases of a cholesteric liquid crystal,” Opt. Mater. 69, 259–264 (2017).
[Crossref]

Parekh, M. B.

A. A. Gurjarpadhye, M. B. Parekh, A. Dubnika, J. Rajadas, and M. Inayathullah, “Infrared imaging tools for diagnostic applications in dermatology,” SM J Clin Med Imaging 1(1), 1–5 (2015).
[PubMed]

Petriashvili, G.

G. Petriashvili, M. P. De Santo, K. Chubinidze, R. Hamdi, and R. Barberi, “Visual micro-thermometers for nanoparticles photo-thermal conversion,” Opt. Express 22(12), 14705–14711 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. Petriashvili, K. Japaridze, L. Devadze, C. Zurabishvili, N. Sepashvili, N. Ponjavidze, M. P. De Santo, M. A. Matranga, R. Hamdi, F. Ciuchi, and R. Barberi, “Paper like cholesteric interferential mirror,” Opt. Express 21(18), 20821–20830 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Mazzulla, G. Petriashvili, M. A. Matranga, M. P. De Santo, and R. Barberi, “Thermal and electrical laser tuning in liquid crystal blue phase I,” Soft Matter 8(18), 4882–4885 (2012).
[Crossref]

A. Chanishvili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, and P. J. Collings, “Trans-cis isomerization and the blue phases,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 71(5), 051705 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ponjavidze, N.

Price, F. P.

D. Armitage and F. P. Price, “Calorimetry of liquid crystal phase transitions,” J. Phys. Colloq. 36(C1), 133–136 (1975).
[Crossref]

Rahman, M. D.

M. D. Rahman, S. Mohd Said, and S. Balamurugan, “Blue phase liquid crystal: strategies for phase stabilization and device development,” Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 16(3), 033501 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Rai, M.

M. Rai, T. Maity, and R. K. Yadav, “Thermal imaging system and its real time applications: a survey,” J. Eng. Technol. 6(2), 290–303 (2017).

Rajadas, J.

A. A. Gurjarpadhye, M. B. Parekh, A. Dubnika, J. Rajadas, and M. Inayathullah, “Infrared imaging tools for diagnostic applications in dermatology,” SM J Clin Med Imaging 1(1), 1–5 (2015).
[PubMed]

Rao, L.

J. Yan, L. Rao, M. Jiao, Y. Li, H.-C. Cheng, and S.-T. Wu, “Polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystals for next-generation display and photonics applications,” J. Mater. Chem. 21(22), 7870–7877 (2011).
[Crossref]

Richards, P. L.

P. L. Richards, “Bolometers for infrared and millimeter waves,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(1), 1–24 (1994).
[Crossref]

Robinson, D. Z.

Sala-Tefelska, M.

K. Orzechowski, M. W. Sierakowski, M. Sala-Tefelska, P. Joshi, T. R. Wolinski, and H. De Smet, “Polarization properties of cubic blue phases of a cholesteric liquid crystal,” Opt. Mater. 69, 259–264 (2017).
[Crossref]

Sepashvili, N.

Shtrikman, S.

R. M. Hornreich and S. Shtrikman, “Theory of light scattering in cholesteric blue phases,” Phys. Rev. A 28(3), 1791–1807 (1983).
[Crossref]

Sierakowski, M. W.

K. Orzechowski, M. W. Sierakowski, M. Sala-Tefelska, P. Joshi, T. R. Wolinski, and H. De Smet, “Polarization properties of cubic blue phases of a cholesteric liquid crystal,” Opt. Mater. 69, 259–264 (2017).
[Crossref]

Staseik, J. A.

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» Visualization 1       Phase transitions between BPI and BPII phases, controlled by external thermal radiation. The video was recorded using a digital microscope. Red pixels correspond to BP I phase and green pixels correspond to BPII phase.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Reflection spectra of the BPI and BPII phases of the mixture 53 wt% CB-15 + 47 wt% BL-036, (a). The curve of BPI is stabilized at 26.1 °C, and a curve of BPII is stabilized at 26.2 °C. The thermosensitive film in CLC phase, at room temperature (b).
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Temperature-dependent selective reflection spectra and the phase transitions between BPI, BPII and CLC phases for the 53 wt% CB-15 + 47 wt% BL-036 mixture, (a). A thermal field controlled non-hysteretic reversible phase transitions between BPI and BPII phases lead to the reversible interconversions of selective reflections of BPI and BPII phases, which are seen as the bright red and green pixels respectively, (b). See Visualization 1.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Schematic of the experimental setup. object emitting thermal radiation (1), reflective mirror (2), hot stage (3), an array of LEDs (4), CCD camera (5).
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Thermal images of a filament of tungsten light bulb (a), and a medical instrument (b)
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 The visualization of the thermal image of a human hand palm and the evaluation of the temperature distribution on the surface over time. Altered colors correspond to the different temperatures on the palm.

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