Electro-optical response of the in-plane switching liquid crystal device fabricated using two-easyaxes substrate

Chi-Yen Huang, Chia Ting Hsieh, Jing Rui Tian

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We investigate the electro-optical response of an in-plane switching (IPS) liquid crystal (LC) device, which is fabricated using the two-easy-axes substrate. The two-easy-axes substrate is fabricated by slightly rubbing the substrate in two different directions. Experimental results indicate that the IPS LC device fabricated using the two-easy-axes substrate has a lower threshold voltage and a faster response time than the traditional IPS LC device, which is fabricated using the unidirectionally rubbed substrate. The weak anchoring condition and the anchoring strengths in two different rubbing directions on the substrate contribute to the fast electro-optical response of the IPS LC device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9931-9938
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 16


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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