Photorefractive effect in smectic c liquid crystal blends containing small amount of chiral dopant

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Abstract

The photorefractive effect of smectic liquid crystal blends containing small amount of chiral compound was investigated. The photorefractive ferroelectric liquid crystal blends are known to exhibit a large photorefractive effect. They are composed of Smectic-C liquid crystals, photoconductive chiral compounds and a sensitizer. Smectic liquid crystal blends that contains several concentrations of a chiral compound while keeping a constant concentration of a photoconductive moiety were prepared. The effect of the concentration of the chiral dopant on the photorefractive properties of the liquid crystal blend was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiquid Crystals XXII
EditorsIam Choon Khoo
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510620414
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventLiquid Crystals XXII 2018 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 19 Aug 201820 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10735
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceLiquid Crystals XXII 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period19/08/1820/08/18

Keywords

  • Chiral dopant
  • Ferroelectric liquid crystals
  • Ferroelectricity
  • Photorefractive effect

Cite this

Sasaki, T. (2018). Photorefractive effect in smectic c liquid crystal blends containing small amount of chiral dopant. In I. C. Khoo (Ed.), Liquid Crystals XXII [107350U] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10735). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2320218