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Polymer-Stabilized Diffraction Gratings from Cholesteric Liquid Crystals
Applied Physics Letters
  • S. N. Lee
  • Liang-Chy Chien, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Samuel N. Sprunt
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We report the use of a low concentration polymer network to stabilize electric field-induced diffraction gratings in cholesteric liquid crystals. The stabilized gratings can be electrically switched between a zero-field "on" state, which exhibits approximately 75% diffraction efficiency, and a moderate field (typically 3 V/mu m) "off" state. Grating spacings between 1.7 and 30 mu m are obtained in a 10 mu m thick cell by variation of the concentration of chiral dopant used to form the cholesteric liquid crystal. (C) 1998 American Institute of Physics.
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S. N. Lee, Liang-Chy Chien and Samuel N. Sprunt. "Polymer-Stabilized Diffraction Gratings from Cholesteric Liquid Crystals" Applied Physics Letters Vol. 72 Iss. 8 (1998) p. 885 - 887
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