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Morphology effect on the light scattering and dynamic response of polymer network liquid crystal phase modulator.
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PMID:  24977571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Polymer network liquid crystal (PNLC) was one of the most potential liquid crystal for submillisecond response phase modulation, which was possible to be applied in submillisecond response phase only spatial light modulator. But until now the light scattering when liquid crystal director was reoriented by external electric field limited its phase modulation application. Dynamic response of phase change when high voltage was applied was also not elucidated. The mechanism that determines the light scattering was studied by analyzing the polymer network morphology by SEM method. Samples were prepared by varying the polymerization temperature, UV curing intensity and polymerization time. The morphology effect on the dynamic response of phase change was studied, in which high voltage was usually applied and electro-striction effect was often induced. The experimental results indicate that the polymer network morphology was mainly characterized by cross linked single fibrils, cross linked fibril bundles or even both. Although the formation of fibril bundle usually induced large light scattering, such a polymer network could endure higher voltage. In contrast, although the formation of cross linked single fibrils induced small light scattering, such a polymer network cannot endure higher voltage. There is a tradeoff between the light scattering and high voltage endurance. The electro-optical properties such as threshold voltage and response time were taken to verify our conclusion. For future application, the monomer molecular structure, the liquid crystal solvent and the polymerization conditions should be optimized to generate optimal polymer network morphology.
Authors:
Zhao Xiangjie; Liu Cangli; Duan Jiazhu; Zeng Jiancheng; Zhang Dayong; Luo Yongquan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optics express     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1094-4087     ISO Abbreviation:  Opt Express     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-07-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137103     Medline TA:  Opt Express     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14757-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
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