Effect of chiral dopant and monomer concentrations on the electro-optical response of a polymer stabilized cholesteric texture cell

C. Y. Huang, Y. S. Chih, S. W. Ke

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Polymer stabilized cholesteric texture cells with various chiral and monomer concentrations were fabricated. Electro-optical measurement indicates that the chiral concentration and the monomer concentration significantly influence the hysteresis, threshold voltage and field-on and field-off response times of the cell. The chiral dopant is found to increase the hysteresis width and to decrease the field-off response time of the cell. The monomer is found to decrease the hysteresis width and to increase the field-off response time of the cell. The field-on response time is independent of the monomer concentration and the chiral concentration of the cell. A thinner cell has a smaller hysteresis width.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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