Liquid Crystal Photonics


Vladimir G. Chigrinov
Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Series: Chemical Engineering Methods and Technology
BISAC: TEC019000

Liquid crystal devices for photonics applications is a “hot topic” of research. This book provides engineers, physicists, and designers with the most up-to-date descriptions of the dielectric, optical, and viscoelastic properties of LCs; photonics applications; and the knowledge to design better performing liquid crystal photonic and display devices (LCD). The book gives the knowledge needed to optimize LC cell geometry, select proper display configurations, and develop photonics LC applications.

The book is intended for a wide range of engineers, scientists and managers, who are willing to understand the “hot” topics of LC applications in photonics and displays. Liquid crystal physical properties, geometry of liquid crystal cell and characteristics of electrooptical effects to choose and/or to develop liquid crystal photonics devices with optimal parameters are highlighted. Special attention was paid to photoalignment technology for LC photonics and emergent display devices. University researchers and students, who are specialized in the condensed matter physics and liquid crystal device developments will also find some useful information in this book. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Introduction (pp. 1-4)

Chapter 2 – Liquid Crystals (LC): Basic Physical Properties (pp. 5-54)

Chapter 3 – Electrooptical Effects in Liquid Crystal Materials (pp. 55-168)

Chapter 4 – Liquid Crystal Photonics (pp. 169-246)

Chapter 5 – Conclusion (247-248)


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