Optimal operation temperature of liquid crystal modulators

S. T. Wu, A. M. Lackner, U. Efron

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This paper describes analyses and confirming experiments on the optimum temperature for fast response in nematic liquid crystal (LC) modulators. It is demonstrated that the LCs or LC mixtures with higher nematic-isotropic phase transition temperatures have higher optimum temperatures and greater potential for improving the figure of merit. Also discussed is the performance of the LC mixture exhibiting optimum temperature at around room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 4 Feb 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvances in Nonlinear Polymers and Inorganic Crystals, Liquid Crystals and Laser Media 1987 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 17 Aug 198721 Aug 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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