Low voltage and high transmittance blue-phase liquid crystal displays with corrugated electrodes

Meizi Jiao; Yan Li; Shin-Tson Wu
January 2010
Applied Physics Letters;1/4/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p011102
Academic Journal
A low voltage (<10 V) and high transmittance (∼85.6%) polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal (BPLC) display is proposed. The periodic corrugated electrodes generate a strong horizontal field component to induce isotropic-to-anisotropic transition in the BPLC medium through Kerr effect. Moreover, this field is uniformly distributed across the entire LC layer so that the accumulated phase retardation along the beam path is large, resulting in low voltage and high transmittance. This approach enables BPLC to be addressed by amorphous-silicon thin film transistors, which would accelerate its emergence as next-wave display technology.


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