Thermodielectric effect in dual-frequency cholesteric liquid crystals

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Thermodielectric effect in dual-frequency cholesteric liquid crystals (DFCLCs) is an important issue and has rarely been studied in the past. DFCLC materials have many applications such as fast-switching CLCs, light modulators, and tunable photonic devices. However, DFCLCs characteristically need high operation voltage, which hinders their further development in thin-film-transistor operation. Here we present a lower-voltage switching method based on thermodielectric effect. Dielectric heating effect entails applying an electromagnetic wave to occasion dielectric oscillation heating so to induce the increase in crossover frequency. The subsequent change in dielectric anisotropy of the DFCLC permits the switching, with a lower voltage, from the planar state to the focal conic or homeotropic state. Furthermore, we also demonstrate the local deformation of the CLC helical structure achieved by means of the thermodielectric effect. The wavelength of the deformation-induced defect mode can be tuned upon varying the dielectric heating power. The physics and the calculation of dielectric heating in DFCLCs are described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiquid Crystals XIX
PublisherSPIE
Volume9565
ISBN (Electronic)9781628417319
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventLiquid Crystals XIX - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2015Aug 10 2015

Conference

ConferenceLiquid Crystals XIX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/9/158/10/15

Fingerprint

Cholesteric liquid crystals
Liquid Crystal
Dielectric heating
liquid crystals
Heating
heating
Low Voltage
Electric potential
low voltage
Photonic devices
Light modulators
Thin-film Transistor
Thin film transistors
Electromagnetic waves
Modulator
light modulators
Electromagnetic Wave
Photonics
Anisotropy
Physics

Keywords

  • cholesteric liquid crystals
  • dielectric heating effect
  • dual-frequency liquid crystal
  • optical stability
  • photonic devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this

Thermodielectric effect in dual-frequency cholesteric liquid crystals. / Hsiao, Yu Cheng; Lee, Wei.

Liquid Crystals XIX. Vol. 9565 SPIE, 2015. 95651D.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hsiao, YC & Lee, W 2015, Thermodielectric effect in dual-frequency cholesteric liquid crystals. in Liquid Crystals XIX. vol. 9565, 95651D, SPIE, Liquid Crystals XIX, San Diego, United States, 8/9/15. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2188883
Hsiao, Yu Cheng ; Lee, Wei. / Thermodielectric effect in dual-frequency cholesteric liquid crystals. Liquid Crystals XIX. Vol. 9565 SPIE, 2015.
@inproceedings{f265205e80644e229259cdce98776bf4,
title = "Thermodielectric effect in dual-frequency cholesteric liquid crystals",
abstract = "Thermodielectric effect in dual-frequency cholesteric liquid crystals (DFCLCs) is an important issue and has rarely been studied in the past. DFCLC materials have many applications such as fast-switching CLCs, light modulators, and tunable photonic devices. However, DFCLCs characteristically need high operation voltage, which hinders their further development in thin-film-transistor operation. Here we present a lower-voltage switching method based on thermodielectric effect. Dielectric heating effect entails applying an electromagnetic wave to occasion dielectric oscillation heating so to induce the increase in crossover frequency. The subsequent change in dielectric anisotropy of the DFCLC permits the switching, with a lower voltage, from the planar state to the focal conic or homeotropic state. Furthermore, we also demonstrate the local deformation of the CLC helical structure achieved by means of the thermodielectric effect. The wavelength of the deformation-induced defect mode can be tuned upon varying the dielectric heating power. The physics and the calculation of dielectric heating in DFCLCs are described.",
keywords = "cholesteric liquid crystals, dielectric heating effect, dual-frequency liquid crystal, optical stability, photonic devices",
author = "Hsiao, {Yu Cheng} and Wei Lee",
year = "2015",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1117/12.2188883",
language = "English",
volume = "9565",
booktitle = "Liquid Crystals XIX",
publisher = "SPIE",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Thermodielectric effect in dual-frequency cholesteric liquid crystals

AU - Hsiao, Yu Cheng

AU - Lee, Wei

PY - 2015/1/1

Y1 - 2015/1/1

N2 - Thermodielectric effect in dual-frequency cholesteric liquid crystals (DFCLCs) is an important issue and has rarely been studied in the past. DFCLC materials have many applications such as fast-switching CLCs, light modulators, and tunable photonic devices. However, DFCLCs characteristically need high operation voltage, which hinders their further development in thin-film-transistor operation. Here we present a lower-voltage switching method based on thermodielectric effect. Dielectric heating effect entails applying an electromagnetic wave to occasion dielectric oscillation heating so to induce the increase in crossover frequency. The subsequent change in dielectric anisotropy of the DFCLC permits the switching, with a lower voltage, from the planar state to the focal conic or homeotropic state. Furthermore, we also demonstrate the local deformation of the CLC helical structure achieved by means of the thermodielectric effect. The wavelength of the deformation-induced defect mode can be tuned upon varying the dielectric heating power. The physics and the calculation of dielectric heating in DFCLCs are described.

AB - Thermodielectric effect in dual-frequency cholesteric liquid crystals (DFCLCs) is an important issue and has rarely been studied in the past. DFCLC materials have many applications such as fast-switching CLCs, light modulators, and tunable photonic devices. However, DFCLCs characteristically need high operation voltage, which hinders their further development in thin-film-transistor operation. Here we present a lower-voltage switching method based on thermodielectric effect. Dielectric heating effect entails applying an electromagnetic wave to occasion dielectric oscillation heating so to induce the increase in crossover frequency. The subsequent change in dielectric anisotropy of the DFCLC permits the switching, with a lower voltage, from the planar state to the focal conic or homeotropic state. Furthermore, we also demonstrate the local deformation of the CLC helical structure achieved by means of the thermodielectric effect. The wavelength of the deformation-induced defect mode can be tuned upon varying the dielectric heating power. The physics and the calculation of dielectric heating in DFCLCs are described.

KW - cholesteric liquid crystals

KW - dielectric heating effect

KW - dual-frequency liquid crystal

KW - optical stability

KW - photonic devices

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84951840537&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84951840537&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1117/12.2188883

DO - 10.1117/12.2188883

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84951840537

VL - 9565

BT - Liquid Crystals XIX

PB - SPIE

ER -