Blue-phase liquid crystal displays with vertical field switching

Hui Chuan Cheng, Jin Yan, Takahiro Ishinabe, Norio Sugiura, Chu Yu Liu, Tai Hsiang Huang, Cheng Yeh Tsai, Ching Huan Lin, Shin Tson Wu

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A low-voltage, high-transmittance, hysteresis-free, and submillisecond-response polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal (BPLC) display with vertical field switching (VFS) and oblique incident light is demonstrated. In the VFS mode, the electric field is in longitudinal direction and is uniform. By using a thin cell gap and a large oblique incident angle, the operation voltage is significantly reduced which plays a key role to eliminate hysteresis and residual birefringence. The VFS mode is a strong contender for the emerging BPLC display and photonic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6136205
Pages (from-to)98-103
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Blue phase liquid crystal (BPLC)
  • hysteresis free
  • low voltage


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