Abstract

In this Letter, polymer-stabilized liquid crystals with experimentally observed large electro-optic effect are introduced to the electro-optical detection to improve the voltage sensitivity. The Kerr constant of materials prepared in this study reached as high as 7.2×109m/V2, increasing by 1000 times the sensitivity of the conventional electro-optical materials. The noncontact detection configuration, using a laser beam as a probe, enables quick two-dimensional scanning measurements.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Ultrahigh sensitivity electric field detection with a liquid electro-optical film

Ru-Long Jin, Han Yang, Yan-Hao Yu, Di Zhao, Jia Yao, Feng Zhu, Qi-Dai Chen, Mao-Bin Yi, and Hong-Bo Sun
Opt. Lett. 36(7) 1158-1160 (2011)

Effects of monomer/liquid crystal compositions on electro-optical properties of polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal

Thet Naing Oo, Tatsuro Mizunuma, Yasutomo Nagano, Hengyi Ma, Yukiko Ogawa, Yasuhiro Haseba, Hiroki Higuchi, Yasushi Okumura, and Hirotsugu Kikuchi
Opt. Mater. Express 1(8) 1502-1510 (2011)

Study of electro-optical properties of templated blue phase liquid crystals

Hung-Chang Jau, Wei-Ming Lai, Chun-Wei Chen, Yi-Ting Lin, Hsu-Kuan Hsu, Chien-Hung Chen, Chuan-Chung Wang, and Tsung-Hsien Lin
Opt. Mater. Express 3(9) 1516-1522 (2013)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription