Optimal operation temperature of liquid crystal modulators

Shin Tson Wu, Anna M. Lackner, Uzi 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)3441-3445
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number16
StatePublished - 15 Aug 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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