Polymer scaffolding model for holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystals

Vardanyan, K. K.; Qi, J.; Eakin, J. N.; De Sarkar, M.; Crawford, G. P.
December 2002
Applied Physics Letters;12/16/2002, Vol. 81 Issue 25, p4736
Academic Journal
A polymer scaffolding model is proposed to describe the electro-optic performance parameters of holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystals (H-PDLC). Using a simple phenomenological approach to model the interaction between the liquid crystal and polymer scaffolding, the observed increase in critical field and reduced dynamic response times are well described, and the molecular interaction energy is deduced to be ∼10[sup -4] J/m².


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